I’m still not quite caught up from my vacation, but I’m getting there. This week*, our nanny took A&C home with her on Wednesday afternoon, and is bringing them back this morning. The arrangement translated into 2 kid-free evenings and mornings, and allowed me to catch up with work and rest — or at least get close. (Taking vacation = coming back to an overstuffed patient schedule AND an electronic inbox overflowing with lab results and patient requests — not the most welcoming reentry. But still worth it.)
Having the extra childcare was much appreciated. And certainly a luxury, but one that many working men with SAHM wives probably get to enjoy fairly frequently. So I am refusing any pangs of mommy-guilt that may attempt to worm their way into my consciousness.
It’s Friday, which means the weekend is near! Hopefully today will be an uber-productive work day, because I’d love to finish out the week feeling reasonably on top of things. Then, Josh is on call. It’s going to be a hot and sticky weekend here. I have a playdate figured out for Sunday morning, but nothing for Saturday yet. Ideas for indoor kid activities that are not children’s museums? (I may be museum-ed out for a little while after our vacation . . . )
Off to take advantage of the rest of the AM and run. It’s “only” 82 degrees this morning. Ummm . . . yay?
* At her suggestion!