Friday was a frenetic day. I knew it was going to be hectic because I had a few meetings and I was going to leave early because Daniel had a Halloween party and costume parade at daycare, but it ended up being even more hectic than I anticipated.
I dropped off Daniel at daycare with kisses and a reminder that we would see him at his party and then I dialed into my conference call, my first meeting of the day, as I headed into Raleigh.
I had one mug of coffee that I drank during my commute, but I needed more, so in between meetings 1 and 2, I headed to Cup A Joe for another shot of caffeine. It’s always fun to go there, especially because you often run into the reporters from one of the local stations whose office is up the street.
Freshly caffeinated, I headed to my second meeting at another building on campus. It also happens to be the building Suzanne from Pretty Swell works in although she wasn’t there today.
There were some really pretty leaves on the ground as I walked into the building.
After that meeting ended, I headed to my office for my weekly staff meeting, my third meeting of the day. Normally that meeting is on Thursdays, but I had rescheduled it since I had to take my car to the dealership on Thursday. At 10:45 Friday morning, I was questioning the wisdom of rescheduling it since I had precious few hours to actually accomplish anything that day.
After my staff meeting, I was pulled into an unexpected fourth meeting with my organization’s executive director AKA my boss’ boss. After that meeting, I scarfed down lunch and caught up on emails before heading out for the main activity of the day: the daycare party and costume parade!
OMG the cuteness. First of all, 18 3-year-olds and cookies, cupcakes, fruit and veggies (ignored–what a shock!) could be perilous, but they all did well.
Daniel hadn’t napped, so the extra sugar was like heaping fuel onto the fire, especially since he was so excited to see us. We put him into his costume, and he looked adorable.
I had been worried that the costume would be too small, but it fit well and actually would fit a bigger child too. We’ll use a white shirt on Halloween. Daniel thought it was great fun that he could bump into walls and be well-insulated thanks to his costume.
Finally as the sugar took hold in everyone, it was time for the parade. The parents gathered outside while each class paraded around. It was very, very adorable.
After the parade ended, we took our sugared-up, hyper little boy home. It was a good day.