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Browsing Tag: boundaries

Getting There

We were tumbling out of Saoirse’s preschool after her class today, all four of us, a stumbling tumbleweed of winter coats and slow-moving children and a crying 8-week-old who just wanted the heck out of his carseat and a mom about to start sweating bullets. The halls had been crowded, adult conversations had been started but half-finished, and did I mention Cian was crying? I arrived later than usual today to pick up Saoirse, and had to park on the far end of the school, right next to the playground. It was a glorious day for late February. The sun was actually shining for the first time in what felt like weeks, there were birds singing in the bare trees. It was the kind of day that made you feel like you were overdressed and too warm, even though the temperature gauge only read 43 degrees (either that or I really was stressed out and overheating). Quinn and Cian and I had spent the entire morning at the grocery store, because I’m still trying to figure out how to work errands around breastfeeding and diaper changes and Quinn’s activities and…