Sometimes it’s really hard coming up with plans for the weekend with little kids. It was much easier when sleeping-until-you-wake-up and “leisurely brunch” were viable options. Don’t get me wrong – I love our weekends, kid time especially! But I need a plan.
This weekend (neither of us on call for the next THREE weekends! A FIRST!)
Friday night: Just returned from work happy hour. I do not usually do anything on Friday night, but this was fun. Also, sauvignon blanc = mmm.
– Josh to sleep in until 8 (he deserves it)
– 8:30 AM barre class @ Flybarre
– Family outing somewhere – possibly Monkey Jungle, but it appears to be pricey and 45 minutes away! I’m going to push for the beach instead.
– Lunch @ home
– C nap (and maybe me too . . .)
– Playground; possibly hang out w/ family
– Kids dinner
– Date night out @ Star Wars – I haven’t seen it yet!
– Early long run (for me) – back by ~8am
– Playground, quick grocery store run
– Me: LOOOOOONG hair appt (Japanese straightening)
– Josh: w/ the kids – lunch / nap
– Evening playdate/dinner with A’s classmate & family
Looks pretty lovely on paper (and screen)!
I am definitely in the phase of my life where I have a lot of free time to sleep in and brunch on weekends. But I like the plan activities in too. I feel so unproductive without something to do.
Echoing the previous poster. What’s Josh’s speciality again? I’ve read your archives but I can’t remember.
Do you guys ever talk shop? Do you work the same amount of hours? Also reading your archives I remember you really didn’t like pediatric ICU why was that?
I really liked Star Wars! I was surprised by how much.
Josh is a vascular surgeon but he covers general surgery as well (you get training in both if you do a full gen surg residency + 2 yr vasc surg fellowship as he did). We definitely discuss cases though the nuances in each other’s careers are totally foreign to the other since they are SO different! He works much longer hours than I do, but a) I have a 30-45 minute commute, he has a <5 minute one; b) his hours seem to be getting slightly more reasonable lately (though now that I’ve written this he probably won’t be able to make it home for bedtime once next week!)
ICU – honestly, I might not have hated it if it didn’t involve a mean-spirited hierarchical structure and 30 hour shifts with little rest. The physiology is interesting. There’s a lot of challenging ethical territory which stressed me out. I’m not so into procedures, either.
Real question: When do you grocery shop?