Parenting Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend

May 13, 2019

Not going to lie: I went into the weekend with low expectations. But it ended up being really nice. Busy, but (relatively) relaxing. Josh didn’t work much which . . . is basically what made it amazing (there was a ~1.5-2 hr chunk on Sunday morning and that was it). Well, that and Mother’s Day!

(NOTE: I actually came to the realization that if Josh needs to incorporate significant chunks of work on our weekends off — and it seems like this is the case — then I can hire a bit of childcare to make things work smoothly. This is not rocket science. Going to work on finding some more local sitters to add to our options for the summer.)

Someday everyone will make a normal face in a picture
But not today.

We had a packed weekend, both days. Included:


  • Cameron’s class Mother’s Day celebration (in the middle of the day, sigh, but I made it!)
so loving
For the record I am 38.9 years old and I have not played tennis since I was 10
(and even then I was not “really good” at it!)


  • Annabel’s well child check (check!)
  • Piano lessons (A&C)
  • Fun bday party at a bowling alley (one of our Miami Beach friends we don’t get to see as often)
  • Date night @ Funky Buddha brewery (it was an NPR fundraiser); we also went to Wilton Creamery which was amaaaazing
growing up so fast


  • G got up at 5:30 and Josh graciously got her (Happy Mother’s Day to me!)
  • 9 am workout @ Ultimate
  • Brunch! Josh and the kids (but really Josh) made breakfast tacos + mango salsa. Perfection.
  • G napped while Josh took the kids shopping for presents for me (Mother’s Day + my bday! I know, I am lucky)
  • During her nap I napped too (YES) and then worked on unpacking our bookshelf upstairs (yep, there are still some boxes in our house even though we moved in 5 months ago!)
  • Hung out with G one on one for a while
  • Dinner out in Miami Beach with extended family

That was a seriously full weekend. My only regret is not getting up early to run on Saturday (but . . . I was tired).

Agh, I hear G (she is in a bit of an early wakeup pattern again — such is life). I think I will take her for a run. Happy Monday!


  • Reply sbb May 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I still have boxes that are unpacked after moving to start residency 3 years ago. It’s just less to box up when I move for fellowship in a few months, right?

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns May 13, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I love seeing the Mother’s Day questionaires. The answers kids come up with is so funny! This was my 2nd Mother’s Day, although last year I had a 2.5 month old baby and was in the newborn haze/stressed about his slow weight gain. So this Mother’s Day was much much more enjoyable! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Beth @ Parent Lightly May 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I love the Mother’s Day questionnaires too. My 1st grader actually did a free form version. They just had to fill the whole page. It was neat to see that the little things are what stick in their minds. My kid mentioned back scratches and walking to the pool twice each in her one page essay for Mother’s Day! Too cute. Anyway, sounds like you had a good weekend! And I am all about the weekend babysitters.

  • Reply Liz May 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    love the Boden shirt from that Friday! (i think it’s Boden?) whatever the brand, i got onto the website too late to get it myself! Happy Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Yep it’s Boden. I need to buy it in like every color bc it looks reasonably professional but doesn’t wrinkle πŸ˜„

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