!pitter-patter

August 19th, 2004  |  Published in Uncategorized

Well, Al and Ben are somewhere in the air on the way to Michigan, which makes for the first time I’ve ever been away from Ben for more than a few hours, and the longest Al and I have been apart for a while, too.

Smooth navigating at the airport, to the extent I got to see any of it. The TSA people are friendlier than I’ve ever seen them (though one of them gave me the stink eye for taking pictures near the security gates), and there was some minor chaos involving Ben’s car seat and stroller needing to be scanned. But it sounds like Al managed to nail down a pair of seats for them in the back of the plane, so maybe their air time will be pretty good, too.

So now it’s me and a lengthy list of projects around the house, and a few power tools if I get really ambitious.

Some things that will be weird:

  • Sense of anticipation that Ben’s about to wake from his nap, which I’ve had all morning

  • No evening bedtime routine

  • No 6 a.m. wake-up

  • No buzz of the baby monitor

  • No bottles to wash

  • No toys to pick up

I think I’m going to stop dwelling on it. But it’s still weird.

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