Thursday evening Kevin and I lay down in our room exhausted but happy from the day. It was Charlotte’s birthday and we had just said good bye to my parents. Charlotte skipped to the park to be with friends. We begged Court to just be still or leave but he flipped and flopped beside us in the bed claiming he needed the company. Through the open window we could hear football players in the park and I let my eyes close just for a little while.
Nothing surprised me more this week than Charlotte’s excitement over a trip to the Laundromat. Her duvet needed cleaning and our washer wouldn’t do. While the duvet went swoosh, swoosh, we made a dash to our neighbourhood Starbucks for a treat and while she nibbled her apple fritter and I, my tea, we caught up.