We had a fantastic Halloween. Every year I re-realize that Mahncke park is the happiest place on Earth.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
I had the busiest working mother week of my life this week. It left me tired, occasionally exhilarated, and... tired. So tired that my residual tiredness means I can't come up with a better word for tired.
So, when Friday came, I was relieved to spend the entire day just mommying. I let Zahra sleep in until it was obvious that I was just keeping her home all day. And that meant I knew what our day had in store: we were going to vote. And run. We all know there's no better way to vote then covered in sweat and pushing a double BOB.
I let Zahra dress herself and she emerged from her bedroom in a purple tutu and girls rule shirt and I thought, "yes, my dear. I have done well with you."
We ran about 3 miles in a loop through Brackenridge Park and then headed to Lions field to cast our early vote. I voted for Hillary Clinton with a happy heart.
I voted for her, and Her, and my grandma and all of the women that I love. I voted looking to a future where Zahra's understanding of a woman's potential is simply an understanding of a person's potential. There are reasons that I'm excited for Hillary that have nothing to do with her gender but when I remember this day that's what I will remember. And someday I won't think it's such a privilege to cast my vote for a woman.
Note that we did not pull any Trump signs out of the ground.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Once my Little King finds his thumb it's only a matter of minutes before he's passed out in the wrap. I love being snuggled to him while he sucks his thumb. I've taken so many photos of him sucking his thumb this week, anyone watching must think I'm obsessed with selfies.