It Got Even Better!
I sent off that last post shortly before taking Leelo and Mali to the airport to pick up Seymour.
Both kids fell asleep on the way home, but only Leelo made a succesful car-to-bed transfer. Mali's 10 PM nap tripped her reset button and she was up until 2:00 AM. She spent most of four hours nursing me dry. (Seymour took her for a bit so I could have the day's first break.) At 1:30 when I couldn't bear her latching or exhausted crying for one more moment without crying myself, I tossed her in the car and drove around until she nodded off.
Then Leelo got up at 6 AM. Since Seymour is saintly he took that one and I got to sleep in until 7:30.
Leelo seemed like himself this morning, so I felt okay about taking off for a very relaxing breakfast and forest stroll with Mary and her cuter-than-advertised kids. Leelo was again himself when I returned home--he even played well (for him) with Emily and Thomas.
As long as I can get a decent night's sleep tonight, I should be myself again in time to fly to Seattle Wednesday evening. I will say, however, that I will give a million billion dollars to anyone who wants to come help with Mali for an hour or two tomorrow morning so I can do trip-prepping.
Here is a picture of Leelo taken during a lull yesterday. I thought it was particularly important to have a record of how wonderful he can be even on his worst days:
Originally uploaded by Squid Rosenberg.
Thanks for all the words of support. It is embarrassing to expose myself as such a wreck, but if this is to be an accurate representation of life with our lovely Leelo, then such entries are necessary.