Posted by: Hannah | 11/06/2017

the pebble in the gearwheel

My blogging fell off in the summer as it always does – I’m outside most of the daylight hours, I can’t be bothered to sit down in front of a screen – but I fully expected to come back to it in September.

That didn’t happen this year, and I think I have figured out why.

My newest little dayhome dude started in mid-August. He’s off sick today – it’s the first day he hasn’t been here – and oh my heavens. The difference is startling.

Not that he isn’t a good kid. After some initial struggles with playing too rough with my kittens and having spurts of unprovoked attacks on the little girl, he’s settled in and is quite a nice little boy. His verbal and physical skills have come a long way in three months. I’ve got a real sense of his likes and dislikes now, and I didn’t even realize how much mental energy he takes until suddenly today, when I’m basically surplus to requirements.

The other three have had sensory play, outdoor play, storytime, letter practice, and a short walk. There’s been one very brief fight about a toy. The noise level has been manageable. I’ve been able to cross some things off my never-ending to-do list and now I’m taking a few minutes before afternoon yoga to let you know that I’m here, I’m not dead, but apparently my creative impulse and time can be completely hijacked by one tiny little adorable kid.




  1. I am always so happy to see a new post from you, Hannah.

    There are a few of us trying to get our bloggy grooves back.

    Here’s to fewer hijacked hours. 😉

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