I have been traveling this month and it seems like every time I have a photo ready for a weekly photo challenge, it’s Friday and the challenge changes. So today I looked for specific opportunities to catch this weeks theme promptly.
Today was a bust of a day. I hadn’t planned anything with friends because we were supposed to “interview” potential nannies for next school year. I had two interviews set up. My 10:30, who looks very promising, informed me that she actually needed to go in to work today but that she’d really like to reschedule. I guess that’s ok, but it left me feeling disappointed and a little anxious. On paper, she’s my first choice. So instead we went to the park and had a picnic lunch. We enjoyed the morning and I still had hopes of meeting another candidate in the afternoon.
Liberty woke up James from his nap – both very sweet and irritating at the same time. We were up and ready for our 3:30 appointment. The kids were clean, the house was clean. I had them rounded up eating pears in the sidewalk cafe, aka, small lawn chairs and tables in the backyard. 3:30 came and went. At 3:45 I called – no answer. 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 – I was giving up hope. Riley arrived home to a disappointed family whose members were all very excited to meet potential nannies.
During the time that I was waiting – which I hate, by the way, waiting… And the reason I hate waiting with kids is because, as I said, The kids were clean, the house was clean. So, then you’re forced into a hold pattern where you want the kids and the house to stay clean. And that is not my idea of a good time.
Anyway, all is not lost. While i was waiting, I snapped this picture of Liberty “inside” the dog cage. You can tell by the way she is smiling that she has chosen to play “Simon” and isn’t inside as some form of cruel or unusual punishment, although the thought occurred to me as I waited. In a hold pattern. For 2 hours.
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