Today is E/K Day – and I am almost as excited about this as I was about Christmas. E/K Day is the day following Christmas that LilZ and I spend the entire day shopping and eating and possibly seeing movies if we have time. It’s the day we spend gift cards we received on Christmas (the entire family knows of the tradition and some give gift cards just for it), and pretty much LilZ is in charge the entire day. It is loads of fun and it is especially important now that there is another kid around the house taking some of LilZ’s attention away.
We had a truly awesome day. We did a lot of shopping, but not too much. Just enough to provide us with an adequate supply of cool stuff to start the new year, but not enough to spend every penny we had. LilZ bought some Chuck Taylor’s and I bought an Edgar Allen Poe collection. What more do you need to complete the cliche alternative family portrait? All we need now is a token vegan in the family and we’ll be golden.
I have so many things I want to discuss: My resolutions, my new bookshelves, the return of NikkiZ to her old daycare and my sudden taste for milk (I’m not going to be the token vegan). All of these things will make fantabulous blog entries (especially the one about milk…it’s a page-turner) but right now? I’m so damn tired my eyes hurt. LilZ is still modeling all of his new clothes so I’m trying to stay awake long enough to see the rest of that (how many long sleeve thermals does a boy really need?) – but then? I’m out for the night.
I had a fantastic day with a kid that is so far beyond awesome that I often wonder how in the hell I got so lucky. If I believed in God I’d thank him every day for blessing me with a son who continues to be one of my best friends. But since I don’t, I’ll just go to bed with a smile on my face, and I’ll be sincerely grateful to have him in my life.