The week can be summed up in the following (jumbo sized) nutshell: crash, cry, nobody slept well, eat Advil for breakfast and lunch and dinner, 25 phone conversations with insurance company, loaner SUV with a heated steering wheel (how have I lived without THAT for 29.9 years and how can I talk J into letting me KEEP IT FOREVAH?), playdate where my kids pooped 3 times (collectively) then 2 more times after that before I got them home and down for naps, Anderson blessedly ceases screaming "BOOM BOOM!!" every time a car enters his line of sight, coffee date with the girls this morning that seriously made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to pee my pants more than once and cemented the fact that I LOVE my new friends, my kids taking 3 hour naps this afternoon because they LOVE ME, play time with Grandpa, Vivian trying on her new babykini and making faces like this that make me think maybe a) she'd prefer a one piece or b) she's just freezing her tushy wearing a babykini while it's snowing outside (suspected correct answer: b).
Thanks, Lisa & George & Alice for the suits! We love you!
PS: I've had some people ask me about the car seat replacement thing (I posted a note about it on Facebook a few days ago), so I thought I'd post a PSA about it here. Yes, if you're ever in a moderate to severe crash, you need to replace the seat. And in some cases, even a minor crash will require a seat replacement, depending on the manufacturer of your seat(s) and specific details of your accident. In my (unsolicited) opinion and the opinion of the paramedic guys that responded to our accident, it's always better to replace the seat than to have any doubts about the safety of your child's seat. Good info here.