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Best. Ever. 

I am extremely fortunate that I can pretty much make my schedule at work. Nobody really cares if I show up at 7:00 am or 9:00 am or really any time, just so long as I show up. It's pretty darn fantastic, especially because there's this small creature in my house who does not do mornings. At all. In fact, on the days that I don't have to get her up and dressed, I usually sleep half an hour later but show up for work an hour earlier.

I don't understand the math behind that. I just know it's true. Not being responsible for Mila in the mornings adds 1 1/2 hours to my day.

All this flexible schedule stuff means that I currently have "Summer Hours." I work 9 or 10 hours Monday through Thursday and then I'm out after a half day on Friday. It's me and the rest of the universe doing it, so basically Friday afternoons are the best. If I stay at work, I get ALL of the things done because there's nobody there. If I leave at lunch, I get to start the weekend early. Either way it's a win.

Last summer I mostly stayed at work because my team was short two people and staying was the only way I could keep from suffocating. This year, though. This year I'm kind of -meh- about the suffocating. If it happens, so be it because my little butt catches fire and has to leeeeeeave by 1:00 pm on Fridays. If I'm going to drown under a pile of responsibilities, at least I will do it after having taken the girls on some sort of adventure every Friday.

We were doing the hiking thing as our form of adventure, but then Pittsburgh turned into a rain forest and it's way too muddy all of the time. I don't mind a little muck, but it has been RIDICULOUS lately. I need to be able to pick my shoes up, you know? So now we've switched to going to a movie. Matinees are THE BEST and there are a bunch of kid-friendly movies lately.

Including the best movie ever. Ever ever. Mila says so. A lot. It's all she talks about, even.

Toy Story 4.

Mila has become 4,000 kinds of obsessed with the movie, to the point that she screamed, "THAT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!" when it ended in the theater. She proceeded to tell everyone about how great it is.

I don't disagree with her. It didn't have all of the magic of the first one (because that only happens with the first one), but it definitely stands on its own. I might have gotten a little teary-eyed in the first few minutes. And then again when the little girl went off to kindergarten because MY BABY IS GOING TO KINDERGARTEN SOON SOOOOOOB.


Which leads me to my only problem with Toy Story 4. Mila wants a Forky to take to kindergarten. I managed to find all the pieces and parts for us to make a Forky (... or 1000 because the sporks weren't available in a small box), but I feel like it's a real bad choice to take it to kindergarten.

The good news is that by the time kindergarten starts, I'll be back to working regular Friday hours so I won't have to hear Mila's whining until later in the day. Thank goodness for small miracles?


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Target has Forky toys if you're willing to spend some money on one. But I suggest you hurry as they are going fast unlike the hundreds of Buzz toys sitting there.

July 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
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