Just a few figures to sum up the last week or so...
2 - on Friday, the number of years since my ex walked out. It was devastating when it happened, but now, with 24 months of perspective under my belt, turns out it was a good thing.
1 - the number of bottles of wine I bought to celebrate the above point
0 - the number of glasses of wine I actually had, seeing as I was busy caring for the plague children who had...
13,276 - the number of chicken pox spots (roughly) my girls had between them
3 - the cumulative number of hours Leah spent in a baking soda bath Sunday night to relieve the pain of chicken pox spots in a place that no girl wants to get chicken pox spots
0 - the number of hours of sleep Leah and I had Sunday night. I don't think I've ever actually had an entirely sleepless night before in my life
3:19 - in the a.m. The time I realized that Leah and I weren't going to get any sleep and put Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on the VCR in my bedroom
1.99 - how much it costs to rent a children's movie on videotape for a whole week from our local video store
17 - the number of times we've seen The Littlest Mermaid II: Return to the Sea since Rachel chose it at the video store on Friday
11.7 - the cost per viewing, in cents, of Mermaid II over the last week
9 - the number of games of Uno I played with Leah and Rachel
4 - the number of those Uno games during which Rachel got bored and wandered off to watch Mermaid II
3 - the number of silly photos I took to entertain the girls, using food from the play kitchen. See: