1- Time Change Woes. How is everyone doing with this? It’s been a mixed bag over here. Despite being over 5 days in, last night the two big kids would. not. go. to. bed, and each morning getting them up for school is like torture. I have been letting C sleep in because his school start is not a hard deadline like A, but maybe it’s time to force the schedule change on him, too.
On the plus side, G is sleeping until nearly 7 most mornings. I personally am all for abolishing the time change entirely. I honestly don’t even care which direction would be permanent, though I suppose I prefer Standard Time (lighter AM runs). I cannot imagine there is a parent in the world who doesn’t absolutely hate these shifts.
2- MATCH DAY! If you matched, congratulations!! It’s a very big day in medical schools & residencies today! We got our 2019-20 roster yesterday (yep, program leadership gets to find out early!) and I’m already excited for July! So much to do now to prepare . . .
3- School update. On much soul-searching and discussion with parents whose kids attend the magnet school — I don’t think we are going to do it. Dealbreakers: I found out the bus takes a very long route and I don’t love the idea of an hour-plus trip each way for C at his age (with kids as old as 8th grade on there, too!). I also heard that projects at home are a big thing and very frequent there, and that parents are often getting very involved in that at-home work (ie: parents with jobs and 2 other kids may find themselves very frustrated). Our nanny does drive, but it makes no sense to have her drive 30 min each way with A&G in the car for drop off and pick up, and while I work nearby the hours do not coincide.
Conclusion: not worth it.
We are going to stick with our local public school, I think, at least for now. I am going to check out one other (private) Montessori program in the area, too, but mostly for G. Whew! Thank you for your thoughts.
4- BOBW news! We made a big list! The Bump featured BOBW on their list of best parenting podcasts. Hopefully some of their 400K insta followers will check us out 🙂
We will be doing a Listener Tips: Childcare episode soon, and this is my first plea for your tips! Post them here, email them (here), DM me on instagram, or leave us a voicemail (kidding, we don’t actually have that option yet . . . need to get on that).
5- Time Tracking. Inspired by Laura’s newest release (yay Juliet – check this out if you haven’t already), I think it’s time for a round of time tracking for me. While this is not something I do steadily, I find that doing it in spurts helps me revisit my time use patterns in a helpful way. I am definitely overdoing it on the screen time lately (call for me always prompts this anxiety-fueled escapist behavior) and feel I need to stage my own intervention.
(BONUS: Bathing suit update: I ordered this one from Athleta. I’m running out of time before our trip! But I can always fall back on two piece/rash guard combo as I have several of those I am okay with. I wanted a chic one piece though!)