Last night Wes had a little fever. One of those fevers that although medical science cannot explain it, all parents attribute to "teething." I'm sure it was teething, but still, I'm going to tell you the honest truth, that this morning I just wanted to go to work. Some things felt piled up, and *please don't judge me*, I gave him some ibuprofen and sent him off to school. I'm the last person I ever would have expected to be that kind of parent, and you know what? I bet lots of other parents have days like this too, and we all just try to write about the positive things on blogs because you know what else? Parenting can be hard, and writing about the positive things just helps to put it all in perspective, and dwell on the being lucky parts of it all.
Anyway, as I trudged through the day I also had some good news: my comprehensive exams postponed until next February instead of this December (hopefully) without impacting my trajectory (hopefully). This is a huge weight lifted. A summer
I told you the bad part because I also wanted to say, I am a very lucky woman. And thanks for reading. And also, even though I try to keep up an appearance here of being a super mom, I'm really just a regular mom. And that's good too.