Due to some miscommunication over child care this morning, Kate ended up hanging out in my office for an hour and a half or so. It was fun to have her there, and she was actually very good! I don't mean to sound so surprised by that, but so often if I'm on the computer at home, she has to be on my lap, trying to hit the keyboard, screaming if I don't let her, etc. But not so today...
She had Elmo for company, and (since I didn't let her eat breakfast at home, for fear she would throw up in the car) she ate all the crackers I brought to eat with my salad at lunch. Boo. But at least she was occupied!
After she left, I surveyed the floor of my office: three highlighters, two pens, fifty plastic spoons, and some cracker crumbs. And one piece of artwork that I will treasure as a memory of this morning's unexpected delight.