Sunday, December 15, 2013
Angelica Hard At Work (Photostory)
Angelica makes an early exit from Lauren's family dinner. She has a college paper due, and she still has quite a bit of work left to do.
Angelica is typing away on her computer. The words are flowing and she's feeling pretty good about her paper. Suddenly there's a knock on the door. Angelica doesn't even look up as she says,
Faith enters carrying Nina, Angelica's daughter.
"I have a delivery for you." (Faith)
"Hey munchkin. I see you are still wide awake." (Angelica)
"Yep, but mom said it was time for her to go to bed." (Faith)
"I guess it is about that time. Can you just put her in her crib? I'll get her in a minute." (Angelica)
Angelica goes back to her paper, as Faith gives Nina a goodnight kiss and sets her in her crib.
"Are you going to lay down or play with Mr. Froggy?" (Faith)
"Okay. Well goodnight." (Faith)
"Thanks, Faith." (Angelica)
"No problem. Good luck on your paper" (Faith)
Nina plays with Mr. Froggy for a hot minute before she is ready to get out of her crib.
"Mommy, out." (Nina)
"Hold on, mommy's coming. Let me just finish this paragraph." (Angelica)
Angelica rolls over to the crib. She's still adjusting to being a student and a young mother. She knows how lucky she is to get the opportunity to go back to school and try to make life better for her and Nina. It doesn't make it any easier though.
"Let's get you dressed for bed." (Angelica)
Angelica grabs Nina's sleeper and a pamper, from the closet.
Once she gets her dressed, she starts singing her favorite lullaby. By the third time singing it, Nina is fast asleep.
Angelica lays her in her crib.
She stares at her for a few minutes. She loves watching her sleep. She's so peaceful and innocent in those moments.
She then turns off the top light and continues working by lamp light. She figures one more hour, and she will be finished.