Today started earlier than usual (for us anyway) at 7:30 a.m. Miriam usually sleeps later than that (considering her midnight bedtime!!) … but as she watched her usual morning cartoons, I tried to wake up completely and fix us something for breakfast. By the time I was ready to get moving, Miriam was FAST ASLEEP again on the couch! Since I was up, I got myself ready for the day and finished some laundry and such. She was up by 9 a.m. and running …
Later in the morning, I got a phone call from a friend – a friend I really wanted to talk to … and because it was sunny outside, we were sitting on the front porch. Normally Miriam just kind of putters around our porch, but today, she decided to go wandering. Engrossed in my conversation, I didn’t pay much attention until I realized my child was at the neighbors’ … the 4 doors down the road neighbors!!! Thankfully, we live on a cul-de-sac, and we have no through traffic and almost NO traffic on weekdays when everyone is at work or school. By the time I told my friend good-bye and ran down the street, Miriam was on my neighbor’s porch, examining the ceramic animals they had displayed there.
I am thankful that crisis was fairly averted.
As the day went by, Miriam decided that the fridge I was cleaning out completely was the perfect play house … she decided the cat litter box was a fun place to dig … and chipped a china tea cup from my “wedding” set as she was sticking them in the microwave.
Then while I got ready for church tonight, Miriam got a hold of my laptop and picked off about 10 keys … so if I ever skip a “p” in a post, it is because if I don’t press it just so, it doesn’t work. Otherwise, she helped me dress herself by removing all her clothes AND her diaper while I was upstairs finding her outfit – and thankfully no further accidents happened after that.
Today I am thankful Miriam is cute. And that she was in bed by 11 p.m.tonight … considering she DID NOT even take a nap today.