I’m having a cup of (decaf) tea after having sent the (almost) four year old off on a play date for the day. It’s the calm before the storm. Today, the second part of the academic year 2012-2013 starts at AUB, and we are faced with a new semester, new schedules and new challenges.
Prof. Husband was planning out his classes yesterday, and I helped him with scheduling (because I am the only one of us who owns a calendar). At a certain point he looked at me and asked in earnest, “So… When is the baby coming again?” and added that he would probably want to take a few days off for that, maybe a week. I don’t think the university grants any kind of paternity leave, but he can certainly schedule and reschedule classes to make room for the birth. Of course, we don’t really know exactly when the baby will come. If there are no complications, it will be the first week of April, but at this point, there are so many uncertainties that I’d rather not speculate.
In the meantime, we’re starting off this first week of the new semester with a typical Monday morning: the little one is off on a play date, I’m taking the oldest one to the doctor, our fourth grader is getting ready to take a science test, and Prof. Husband is teaching a new class this morning.
In the afternoon we’ll all switch around. Like musical chairs.
Happy Spring of 2013.