Since our last podcast focused on planning good weekends, I figured I would go into a little more detail about how we spent the last one. To be fair (to myself . . . ha), we didn’t have extensive time to plan ahead for this one, since I was supposed to be at my work conference! That said, I was totally dying for an utterly routine and restful existence, and I think our weekend ended up hitting the spot.
FRIDAY NIGHT –
Movie night. The kids watched Super Buddies (some Air Bud spin-off) that ended up being mildly scary for both kids at one point. But in the end they liked it and seem to have recovered.
~7:00 – both kids up! (They have been sleeping well post-hurricane). Josh got up early too even though technically it was his morning to sleep in. Breakfast together.
~8:00 – kids hung out playing. I have no idea what I did.
~9:00 – Josh and I both went running; I went inside + he went outside.
~10:30 – playground; I started w/ kids then Josh finished run + took my place
~11:30 – I showered / prepped lunch while Josh stayed @ playground
~12:30 – lunch
~1:30 – brought kids to friends’ house for play date! Josh did work 1p – 5p (we had planned this in advance). My friend had just had a new baby (her 2nd) and we all admired him. SO CUTE. I am feeling ready!
~5:00 – Josh met us there and we all headed out for pizza at Lucali and then ice cream after (lucky kids!).
~8:00ish (I forget exactly) – kids in bed. Josh put Annabel to bed actually by around 9 while I passed out. At like 8:30 pm. (I could blame third tri but sometimes I’m this lame anyway.)
~7:15 – kids up. Was supposed to be my morning to sleep in, but I had slept 11 hrs and Josh had stayed up late so I didn’t make him feel toooooo guilty about it. (He was appropriately apologetic, too, which helped!)
~8:00 – breakfast, hang out time @ home (nothing specific)
~9:00 – kids watched show, I went running outside (“run” = very slow jogging for 5 min / walking 2 min, repeat several times)
~10:30 – pool time @ our house – pool has recovered from Irma! We had thought about going to the beach (to try to remind ourselves why we live here . . . ) but there was a rip tide warning AND we were feeling lazy, so, pool at home.
~1:00 – lunch at home. C fell asleep on the floor, entirely on his own. It was so cute. A played and drew 9372 pictures while I read some The Course of Love by Alain de Botton which I am LOVING.
~4:00 – stop by 10 year old nephew’s bday party! Kids ran around and hung out with much bigger kids (and some of their younger sibs/friends).
~6:30 – easy dinner at home (chicken sausages + salad)
~7:30 – kids in bed. Shockingly C went to bed easily despite the 2 hrs he spent on the floor (he doesn’t usually nap anymore). This was also his first night at home NOT in his crib – Josh converted it to a toddler bed. He came out once and didn’t try it again. (He is definitely our less-stubborn child . . . A + C are so different!)
~8:00 – watched episode of Black Mirror – dystopian futuristic scenario where everyone has a social-media star rating that essentially determines every aspect and opportunity in life. We both loved it.
~9:30 – zzzz
some reading time
kids slept well
I slept a ton
Josh got some work done (I did not, but didn’t really try)
= I would call it a success.
PS: OMDG is blogging again, and wrote about some of her struggles with weekend planning . . . and then ended up having a great one! I’m not saying that thinking through one’s time in advance is going to solve every problem, but I do really think in many cases (including my own) it helps!!
PPS: MY 2018 HOBONICHI CAME TODAY!!!!!! I am trying to prolong the excitement by saving the unboxing for the right moment, but that moment will probably come tonight.