Thursday turned out to be a good day.
Alex is pictured in his pajamas shortly after waking up. We don't always match pajamas for two reasons. First, Alex likes to pick out his own sometimes. Also, he outgrows the tops before the bottoms.
Alex is reading on the way to daycare. I needed to be at work at 7:30 A.M. and drop off Alex at daycare, which opens at 7:30 A.M. Problem. I am lucky to have a friend that I can text at 7:00 A.M. asking her to bring my "orientation bucket" to the ballroom for me. I was only 10 minutes late to work and ready for my 8:00 A.M. group. John was able to get an appointment at the eye doctor that morning for an eye infection.
At work, this is what we fondly refer to the "orientation bucket," which serves as a mobile office for group advising at orientation. I had 4 groups of 7 college freshmen throughout the day. After meeting with nervous parents on Wednesday, I was expecting nervous and difficult students on Thursday. Actually, I had well prepared groups and the day went smoothly. I had a "Keep Calm and Carry On" sign just in case the day was nuts. This was week 9 of orientation, and we have 3 more orientations for the fall semester.
After work, I met my mom at the rec center to walk the track. We try to meet once a week after work to exercise.
Before Alex goes to bed, we all brush our teeth in the master bathroom. I am not sure how this part of the bedtime routine started but it has stuck. Most nights, Alex is good about going to bed.