For the first time since Isabel was born, I didn’t take her picture on her month anniversary. She went to daycare Tuesday morning without her 9 month birthday even being acknowledged. By the time I got home in the evening, she was in bed or nearly there anyway.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Two more weeks left of school. It’s time to focus, refocus, write papers, complete research, check off the final bits of group work.
On my way here, to my weird little room off the 8th floor bathroom, I saw a woman and a stroller head toward the iSchool’s elevators. Was she a student? A professor or one of the library staff on maternity leave? She was gone too fast to ask, but I wanted to, I really did.
Yesterday was my birthday. I’m never very good at celebrating it. Maybe that’s because it comes right after February, in all its grey bleakness. Maybe I’m too tired and too cold to care enough about the day. This year, I kept forgetting that it was coming. There’s too much else going on I my life to spend much time thinking about another year passed.
There is one month to the end of this semester. A summer of being nothing but a parent stretches before me. Almost five months, just for me and Isabel.