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Daily Archives: October 26, 2011

A Day in the Life

Saoirse has come down with a cold, thereby heralding in the beginning of the Preschool Plague that will probably persist until, oh, May.   I had, of course, 30 billion errands (does that sound like a lot to fit in between the hours of 9 and 12?) to run, and had a whole list of go-go-go planned, until Saoirse walked into our room this morning, shuffled up to the bed and said, “Mom? I’m not feeling so well.”   That sound you hear is the imaginary brakes squealing on my day. So the poor child curled up on the couch this morning, with lemonade and chocolate chip Annie’s bunnies, watching Toy Story, and Clifford and Sid the Science Kid–basically, more TV than she watches in a month.  Poor, poor sheltered child.   “I just need to rest,” she told me.  “I’ll feel better tomorrow,” she said, so stuffed up she sounded like she’d been buried under the sofa pillows. She popped the DVD in the player, and when she saw the castle appear on the Disney logo, she asked me what it was (told you…