The past 2 nights have been wonderful, thanks to our nanny. She had both kids on Thursday night, allowing Josh and me to have a date night (I went to barre class and then we met out at a delicious restaurant, pubbelly). Last night, I picked up just A for a mommy/daughter date night to Disney on Ice.
Both nights were wonderful. A was up until 10:30 pm last night, so I’m hoping to sneak in a short run in a few moments.
In a few minutes: ~3mi run
When A gets up: breakfast, then we will go pick up Cameron
AM Anchor activity: Young At Art, which is a super-cool art-themed interactive museum/play space for kids near Ft. Lauderdale (up where our nanny lives). The only caveat is that I am going myself with both of them and I am slightly afraid. I will just have to give Annabel a bit of independence because Cameron is going to want to explore every nook and cranny. We will have lunch at the cafe there, I think.
Afternoon: rest time/nap for C. I’ll probably let A watch a show or part of a movie.
PM Anchor: dinner with inlaws (MIL/FIL/BIL/SIL/niece/nephew) at our house. Probably takeout. I am looking forward to the day that A&C are old enough to allow me to prep a meal, but now is not that day. Maybe in a year, though.
8-9:45: we have a babysitter coming (one of A’s teachers) so I can go to barre.
AM Anchor: Swim class, followed by playground. I am going to attempt to take them both myself. It very well may be an utter failure (swim class is basically Annabel’s favorite tried-and-true tantrum venue.)
Afternoon: rest time/nap for C. Maybe a mix of screen time/puzzle/art time for A. And after C wakes up, we may go back to our local playground.
PM Anchor: our babysitter is coming back at ~7pm so that Josh and I can go out to dinner with Josh’s former surgery colleagues from Duke. This should be fun/interesting.
We’ll see how things actually go, but I am so looking forward to all this! Which is amazing considering Josh is on call. Honestly, I think one of the key factors in my happiness is enough childcare. Not enough to separate me from A&C (clearly this is a very kid-focused weekend and I will have lots of time with them) but enough so there is a little space and time for me-things.
Hurrah for weekend anchor events! Some nuttiness here, but it looks like my weekend will include some fun solo stuff (I started and finished The Hours; went for an hour-long run) and some kid stuff. Congrats on the excellent deployment of babysitting 🙂
Sounds like a great weekend… Im super impressed by your planning of all this! Definitely a good mix of quality time with kids and much needed time for you too. Oh, and I love Pubbelly too… so good!
Sounds nice and busy! And a good mix of kid=free and kid time. So cool your nanny takes the kids overnight! That is really awesome 🙂
Child care would be a MUST with you doing solo parenting 33% of all weekends. You seem to have it set up perfectly for this weekend.
We did Disney on Ice (Frozen) on New Years Eve, a 3pm matinee. the kids had a good time. We found it…a bit painful.
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