I wake at 5 am. Walk out around 7. Work till one. Run to the D train and wait. Impatiently. Run all the way down Fordham Road. Have you tried doing this on a weekday afternoon? It is a stroller parade. Get to Norrin's school with 5 minutes to spare. This afternoon, Norrin and the teacher assistant were in the hallway - waiting.
Grab Norrin by the hand. We walk back up Fordham and wait for the 22 bus. Get off the 22 bus to the 10 bus. We arrive the sensory gym 30 minutes early. And we wait. Then it's a two hour OT session. I sit in the waiting room. Reading my book. Chatting with other moms. Our conversations are always interrupted. Stopping to listen for our child's cry.
And then it's over. Joseph picks us up and we detour to Trader Joe's. We walk in before 8. And I wash dishes. Cook. Eat. Wash more dishes. While Joseph puts Norrin to bed. And I'm ready for bed. But there's just a few more things left to do. There is no rest for the weary.