Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We Have a Nanny!

So, after talking with her references, all of whom said she was wonderful, we offered the nanny we interviewed last week the job and she accepted. So childcare is now arranged for the school year. The current plan is that she will care for the little guy from 10:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. I won't get my class schedule until the first day of orientation, but the fall schedule of classes is online, and there is no class that goes later than 4pm, except a possible class from 4-5 on Friday afternoons. If I have the misfortune to be placed in that class then we will have to adjust our schedule slightly, but, otherwise, I should be able to be home by 4:30 every day. I anticipate leaving for school around 8 in the morning, perhaps right after putting the little guy down for his morning nap, so hubby will only have to watch him from when he wakes up from his nap (around 9:30 or 10) until 10:30, when the nanny arrives. I think it will work out well. I should get to spend a couple hours with the little guy in the morning and a couple in the evening before bed.

With that taken care of, my To Do list is pretty empty. I already sent the school everything they need to enroll me: transcripts, immunization records, etc. So now I can just relax for the rest of the summer, enjoy spending time with the little guy, and maybe get some more reading done. Speaking of the little guy, he's going to be 11 months next week and he is getting close to walking. He has been using a plastic file box and the dining room chairs as walkers: he pulls himself up on them, then pushes them forward and takes a step, pushes, steps, etc. He can go pretty far that way. I will often hold onto the back of the chair while he is holding on to the side of the seat and move it slowly along and he walks along with it. He also has been practicing standing up without holding on to anything. He only does it for a couple seconds at a time, but I know that very soon he will be running around. And in not too long he will be talking. It's exciting to see all this stuff happening right before our eyes.

1 comment:

Butterflyfish said...

re: reading. The Volokh book is excellent but its not the kind of legal writing you'll be doing first year (in most schools). Save it for post 1L summer or before your law review write-on competition if you have one.

I thought Getting to Maybe was less helpful than Delaney's How to do your best on law school exams. Even better is LEEWS (which you can buy an OLD edition on Amazon -- guy hasn't changed his lecture in 10 years.