Monday, September 24, 2012
Lily didn't sleep magnificently last night. She's getting over something that's leaving her a bit stuffy, and mildly uncomfortable, and so she hasn't slept quite like herself for the past three nights. Last night she woke up at 12:45 a.m., then about 2:00 (Leslie went in to try to get her to sleep for an hour before stumbling blearily back to bed in surrender) , and she stayed awake until about 3:30, when I fell asleep in her room attempting to get her to sleep. It worked, by the way. She was asleep when I left. But at 4:30 a.m. when I stumbled out of her bedroom and back to my own, I was a little punchy.
Today was a different routine. Leslie called off the bus driver because I went to the school today to drop off Lily's medication with the school nurse. I wasn't sure whether she'd be in though, so I called the receptionist about a half hour before the "official" drop off time.
Receptionist: Oh! she just got here, so you can come in whenever.
Jim: Great. One more question, I know it's early, but I was bringing Lily with me. When do the aides show up?
Receptionist: They're supposed to be here by 8:30.
Jim: Okay, so if I want to drop Lily off afterward, 8:30 at the earliest?
Receptionist: Yeah, or you could just take her to the special ed classroom and stay with her until the aides arrive.
Jim: Alright, thanks a lot.
Receptionist: Anything else?
Jim: No thanks, that about does it.
Receptionist: Alright, we'll see you when you get here! Bye!
Jim: Alright, love you.
Receptionist: . . . I'm sorry?
Jim: Um. . . I believe I just told you I love you.
Jim: Sorry. . .
Receptionist: Quite alright (more laughter)
Jim: See you in a bit.
Receptionist: bye! (more laughter)
Jim: *Hangs up*
I was actually blushing over the phone by the end. I signed in at the desk when I got there and told the receptionist I was there to see the school nurse. She didn't say anything, and I wasn't positive it was the woman I'd spoken to. I guess she was being polite and saving me from my embarrassment, but possibly she saw the talent and decided she'd keep her options open for the next sleep deprived father.
Besides, I'm married!