Here's a riddle for you:
Question: How many nights of being awakened by a sick child does it take before you become so sleep-addled you can no longer function?
Well, I didn't say it was going to be a funny riddle.
While we thought Miss Serious was all fixed yesterday, we were clearly wrong, and so she is home again. She is rather endearing however, because when I told her she was going to have to miss school (she really likes school) she was sad, but asked, "Well, if I have to stay home, could I at least watch the inauguration?" Warms your heart when a 7-year old wants to watch the presidential inauguration.
We watched it together, and it made me realize what a cynic I have become about politics, politicians, and government in general. I don't buy into the whole rock-star following of Obama thing, but his speech today filled me with a sense of hope that I haven't felt about our country for a very long time. It was so heartening to hear our president talk about environmental issues, tolerance, peace, personal responsibility, and the importance of being the people we were meant to be.
I don't know if these promises will be fulfilled, but I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have a president who plans on trying.