Emma's class is going on an overnight field trip. They leave tomorrow morning, and will be back at school Friday afternoon. Lots of fun stuff packed in --the museum, an IMAX movie, visit to the planetarium, the zoo, a restaurant called The Safe House, which is totally spy-themed, very cool for her.
Buuuuttttttt . . . . she needs incredible emotional support to go on an overnight trip. This is a kid who doesn't want to sleep over at other kids houses. I'm exhausted! I think this is the hardest part of parenting --trying to be emotionally supportive. Tomorrow morning, when I leave her at school, will be hard for her and such a relief for me!
In the meantime, I could SO use a full night's sleep. The other night, I woke up because the bed was rocking like crazy. I don't know if Rob was actually moving, or if I imagined the whole thing (no earthquake was reported) but whatever, I didn't get back to sleep ever. Last night I just had the normal insomnia in the middle of the night. Tonight I imagine Emma will be up several times to tell me how much she's going to miss me. Should be a great night's sleep, huh?
Parenting. Why does anyone do this?!