I didn't need to shower so I just turned the shower up to full blast and let them steam for a bit. It seems wasteful to just run hot water for no real reason. It also is weird to hang out in a tiny bathroom from the 1940s with your two children for nearly an hour. It seems like some sort of panic room situation.
For dinner I cooked them up some acorn squash on the recommendation of a friend and they loved it. It ranked highly in the list of foods they've tried so far.
The Wombats' Favorite Foods (in descending order from favorite to least favorite)
- Sweet Potato
- Acorn Squash
- Butternut Squash
After seventeen hours of being awake I feel surprisingly awake. In fact, after only four-and-a-half hours of sleep this morning I felt like a million bucks. Elliott woke up just before my alarm and I felt better than I've felt in months! It's amazing how adaptable the human body is to a need for sleep. I have long thought that the rigorous pace I keep in my teens and early twenties of working seventeen hour days and averaging five hours of sleep a night was just something I could never handle in my advanced age. Apparently I was wrong as I'm getting less sleep now than at any point in my life.
And I feel great. The smile of the Wombats in the morning and the promise of a tasty beer with Jen in the evening is all I need to make it through most days. You just kind of get used to exhaustion after a while.
Sleep is overrated.