Tuesday, April 03, 2007

That Feeling At The End Of A Day

I was watching some parents who were bringing their children to ball practice today. They were in their work clothes and were setting up their folding chairs to just chill out for a while. I had a slight and distant memory of that feeling of relief and accomplishment that I used to get when leaving work for the day or finishing a day of classes in college, or even in high school. It was such a nice feeling of accomplishing a hard day's work and taking a moment to relax at the end of it.

But when I was watching someone else have that experience today, I realized that I was still smack-dab in the middle of my hard day's work.

Times like right now are my "chilling out" times but even now, I don't feel very accomplished.

I have to get up early in the morning. I gotta be out the door for a very important committee meeting on the midwifery bill. We're counting it as a school day of course but we need to be downtown even earlier than last week. I definitely appreciate not having to be anywhere in the mornings since we've been homeschooling.

Before I close, a quick little recap of a visit to the pediatrician for well check-ups. Captain, at 7 weeks old, weighs 11 pounds and 1 ounce. He is "struggling" with baby acne and cradle cap but now that I have a few questions answered about it, I will be treating it with a Mannatech approach. I've honestly been just waiting for it to go away on its own but I think I'm ready to be a little more proactive.

He-Man went for his 4-year checkup and he's doing great! His cholesterol (when did they start checking cholesterol in children??) is 113. I didn't know what that meant in a 4 year old but apparently it is excellent. He's in a low percentile for his height but if anyone DARES to make fun of him he can ALWAYS get back at them about having a good cholesterol level!

He was asked if he knew how to count to 10 and if he could dress himself. It's really hard to not turn this into a bragging time about how he can name all the capitals of United States :)

Henry finally finished up with the Passion Play at the church last night. When he got home, he finally got the relief he had been wanting for several weeks now. He got a haircut and shave. Here are fun pics. I think you will laugh:

The Finale - Henry as Joseph of Arimathea

Henry's Mugshot

London's Punk Henry

Cleaned up and ready for work!

"There's my Daddy!"


Anonymous said...

Those pics are AWESOME... please make one of them your myspace profile pic!


Jen said...

I loved these pics. It's like HENRY, if things hadn't gone well and he hadn't been from a good family. :)

tidebelle said...

I can definitely tell you that you are a very accomplished mom. I was kind of feeling good about how smart I "thought" my 4 yr old was and then I read that yours knows his state capitals. OUCH! Looks like I'm the one feeling under accomplished! Don't every dare second guess your abilities my dear. I really do miss you and Captain is really handsome!
God Bless