So we did.
We cleared up most of the appointments today and just hang out at home. Cooking breakfast together (Roo now helps by measuring ingredients and supervising the cooking quality from her counter spot), taking time to sit in the garden, ironing kitchen linens (it is the first time that happened in a while and it feels sooo nice to have a crisp linen towel hanging over the counter), cleaning up the house and working on Roo's birthday album.
I know Roo needed this time off as much as we did. She needed to feel the assurance of home that it's safe and comfortable here... and she can always come back to this place and be herself even after a day or a week in the school. She played a lot by herself today... singing and talking to her Kuma-san (her teddy bear friend that is as big as she is). By the end of the night, we prepared dinner and tomorrow's lunch for her and papa and she was excited to take the special lunch to school.
So here we go... a new week!
I hope you had a restful weekend and are as ready as we are for a brand new week tomorrow!