ALL IN: a weekend report

May 26, 2015
This weekend was awesome. 
We (we = me+kids) did something every morning — Saturday we hit an indoor playground, Sunday a playdate outside, and Monday our favorite children’s museum (Young At Art – we are members) — this trip was with my dad, too.   In the afternoons, C took generous naps daily (1:30 – 4-ish) and A had ‘quiet time’ (and some screen time, which seemed reasonable to me).
I really did sort of relax into things and felt like I was there.  I am actually sad to go to work today, which says something, especially after a “Josh-call” weekend.
What worked:
* Working out in the mornings (runs on Saturday & Monday; I did a barre workout on Sunday while C napped and A played with stickers and copied me when she felt like it)
* AM anchor activity every day
* A night of babysitting (Saturday — we went out to dinner with both sets of parents together)
* Social things.  Mostly with family this weekend — dinner together on Saturday and Sunday nights, plus an afternoon swim on Sunday.  I am going to miss having my parents in town!  
* LEAVING THE HOUSE every day on the early side (typically out the door by 9:30 or so)
* Not even trying to get A to nap (lost cause, and she goes to bed better without one)
* Just sort of immersing myself into things and allowing myself to enjoy A&C.  This is sometimes hard to me but went really well this weekend for whatever reason.
A few scenes from the weekend:

at Young at Art
C’s favorite: the water tables

time w/ Grandpa!

Ball pit joy

Very serious.  Also, wearing mommy’s 3″ heels and an unseasonal outfit.
Off to work.  Hopefully I can bring a similar attitude to my patients and consults this week, as I am on call.  (!)

1 Comment

  • Reply Andrea March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hi! I’m a (brand new) family doctor resident and I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog throughout all of my training thus far. I don’t have kids yet, but I love them and babysit children of friends and family quite often. I do use screen time with the kids as a "break" for myself (with their parents permission, of course), and can’t imagine not letting my own future children have a little bit of screen time as well. What do you think about the AAP’s recommendation to eliminate media completely for children under the age of 2? That doesn’t seem realistic to me.

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