Mortimer's Dad came home after dinner last night. So I managed to keep the kids alive and injury-free for 3 full days and 3 nights. Yeah me!
He's better, though he is supposed to take it very easy for a while, which is going to be hard, because he's stubborn, and he's here, so he wants to help, participate, do.....
Thankfully, our new, super-amazing babysitter M came again this afternoon (she's doing 3 afternoons a week until she finishes up her other job, then she'll be with us for the summer, 11 to 6 everyday, to keep Dumpling entertained and exhausted). So with M taking Dumpling to the park and Mortimer's Dad keeping an eye on a napping Beach Ball, I escaped. For 2 whole hours! I went to see Waitress, which I loved! The whole sequence when she has that smile plastered on her face, wow!
I'm meant to thank all of you. Mortimer's Dad read all the comments and emails and was truly touched by all the well wishers and the support. Thanks on both of our behalf.