I really wanted to blog last night. I really did. But I couldn’t because Michael was busy on his computer AAAAALLLLL day and all evening, too. And I couldn’t use my laptop because when I tried to, I got the evil Blue Screen of Death three times in a row.
Apparently, a series of brownouts in the morning fried our router (no more wireless in the house for us for a bit) along with my computer. I don’t even want to think about several hundred photos that I never got around to backing up. Waahhh!
But actually, the post that I wanted to write last night was a good one. A happy post. So you’ve got to know that it must’ve been a pretty terrific day to overshadow the deadness of my laptop.
What made me so happy?
It was a beautiful sunny day. Halia was napping, so Jade and I bundled up (but not too much because it wasn’t very cold) and went out. I dragged the sled, but Jade wanted to walk. We walked at a nice, normal toddler pace. Jade chased Nanuq. She explored the woods off-trail. She picked herself up from the ground after her many falls (not from seizures, but from stiff boots in slippery snow). She didn’t want to come back inside after Michael phoned to say Halia was up and needed feeding.
In short, Jade was like a normal toddler.
Let me say it again. She wanted to walk. We walked at a normal pace. She explored off-trail. She was able to get up when she fell. She still had energy at the end of it all. (So Michael knocked off early and went out with her.)
For a “normal” mom, this would have been a pleasant afternoon. For me, it was pure joy.