I have been asked previously about the ‘weekend planning’ email I send to Josh every Friday. Laura Vanderkam recently wrote about planning the weekend as early as a week in advance. I don’t tend to look at the weekend as a whole until closer to Friday. While I do try to plan our babysitting a month in advance or so (to reserve our favorite babysitter for date nights or other events), the actual piecing together of weekend logistics is reserved for Friday.
SOO – I’ll just share what I sent Josh yesterday. Please note that this may not work for every couple; I know some partners might bristle at being given a plan that they did not have much part in generating. For us, Josh seems to like it and has even asked for it when I did not send it by late Friday afternoon! He will often add his own suggestions and then we’ll modify it together (example: he picked the movie for tonight & had an idea for friends to meet up with).
Weekend email, sent Friday at ~4pm:
friday nightmovie night!saturdayyou can sleep in I will get up w/ kidsif you want you can work out in AM too!zoo IF weather nice – if not, children’s museum?if you need to work can work in afternoon when C naps6 pm maria comes for babysitting – movie date night 🙂 and maybe . . .sushi?sundayi run in the AM9:40 am / 10 am – swim classlunch out? Daily?PM: I will take Annabel to bday party while Cameron napssunday PM I will cook something 🙂 maybe we can see if bebe & poppy want to play for a little bit?