Monday April 18, 2016 has been a countdown day for our family for quite some time now. Jenn has been waking up at 4am at least 3 days a week to go run an insane number of miles in preparation for this  year’s Boston Marathon. While she has been training her body to run miles, I have been training my body to operate with little sleep.

Apparently at some point after Nolin was potty trained and sleeping through the night, in a moment of brilliance I told him not to worry about waking me up if he has to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I am not sure I ever said that, but Nolin’s memory is way better than mine, so I will assume he is correct. I guess I thought that a slight wake up call was way better than a sleep walking kid peeing all over the walls and halls.

My problem is I can’t fall right back asleep after these little wake up calls, you add that to the occasional restless night from Grace and always consistent 6-6:30 wake up call…well you get it…

We are parents therefore we are walking zombies.

Anyway, back to the original story, Jenn left Saturday morning for Boston, and I decided I was going to fill up the kids days with as much activity as possible to wear them out. It started with a trip to the Science center for me, Nolin, Grace & Pap-Pap. We visited the new Wizard of Oz experience which the kids loved and watched the new mission to Mars movie which Grace fell asleep in.

Around 2pm, Grace and I left Don & Nolin at the science center and we went to a birthday party for her classmate. It was complete with a magician and more sugar than you have ever seen. Which basically turned into Grace picking something up, and Daddy saying Grace you don’t need any more sugar and then me eating it (do what I say, not what I do…).

The party lasted until a little after 6 and we got home just shortly after Nolin & Pap-Pap. I was exhausted, but excited to see that Pap-Pap made dinner.


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