|Our view of Irene|
I know everyone says, "Better safe than sorry," but by Friday afternoon I couldn't believe all the media frenzy over Irene. It was clear that certain areas of Manhattan would be flooded but where we live in Harlem up on a hill, I was pretty sure we'd be ok.
Mr. Love Bird works part time on the weekends, and I knew he'd be able to work Friday, but Saturday we weren't so sure. We had some plans on Saturday but those quickly cancelled as we got word that the subway would be shutting down - unheard of!
Beginning on Saturday morning I knew we were going to have a unique weekend in our household . . .
Nothing to do!
For the past 3 months every weekend has been booked solid with events and for once we had absolutely nothing to do but be with each other and it was AWESOME!
Saturday night when Nia was a little restless and woke back up around 11 we let her get up and we all sat together on the living room rug with only the light above the stove on stove and the windows open while listening to Fela on Pandora. It was a perfect night!
We watched a couple movies together (I highly recommend There Will Be Blood, btw!) and got some chores done around the apartment. Mr. Love Bird even gave Nia all her baths, got lots of diaper changes and storytime in and plenty of cuddle time too. I can tell Nia soaked it all in.
So while we experienced a tiny bit of leaking in our apartment, overall Irene made our family slow down and enjoy some quality time together.
That was our silver lining! Did you have one?