Just between you, me, and the lamppost, I feel like I've gotten away with something here. Was it really just 5 weeks ago that we were all in China? Touring the Summer Palace,
spending all our days with total strangers,
including a daughter we had never met before?
Now we're home, as you well know, and while we haven't yet reached the point of totally-normal, can't-remember-life-without-her-ness, still.... Everyone is getting up each morning, eating breakfast and heading off to school, just like everything is, in fact, totally normal.
What is that the kids are calling it these days? The new normal?
We still have a lot of work to do with our integration project, of course, but I've been pleasantly surprised to find that the work fits in pretty well to our family life already in progress. And with the school thing going well, let's just say I'm having that "pinch me" feeling all over again.
So in addition to my mommy work, which is of course considerable, it looks like I'll have time for helping out around the family business, as well as losing what I have now come to think of as baby weight. During the June swine-flu-vigil I took to self-medicating with all sorts of over-the-counter stuff, if you know what I mean. Time to undo all that.