Last week was Mardi Gras, which also meant that the Kid was off from school for the entire week.

Thankfully, her kenpo school had a day camp from 9-3, which worked beautifully to keep her un-bored and allow me to continue to get work done. I’m already looking ahead to this summer and trying to figure out what to do with her. Staying home with me is simply not an option (and I’m still somewhat gobsmacked at the number of people who blithely assume that since I work from home and have a ‘flexible’ schedule, that having a five-year-old at home all summer long would not be any trouble at all.) Not only would it be impossible for me to get any writing done with her home, but she would also be bored out of her little skull by day three. Fortunately, between the three-week day camp that her school is running this summer, two other week-long camps at her karate school, and a day camp offered by a local health club, I should be able to keep her safe, occupied, and un-bored for the summer.

Drawback: it’s gonna be ’spensive. Sigh. Plus, there’ll be a couple of weeks in there where I’m going to be out of town, so I’m probably going to have to upgrade our usual babysitter to part-time nanny status and have her pick the Kid up from day camps when I’m not around (since Jack won’t be out of work in time, most days.) It’s going to be an insane amount of finagling and scheduling. (And check-writing!)

But, other than that, at the moment life is fairly comfortably routine. :)