What can I say? Sometimes screens save the day.
I was gone for the morning to attend the funeral, plus a grocery trip. Our babysitter let them watch a bit (not sure how much, but I know she did play with them for quite some time, too. Then I let A&C go to town during G’s nap. THEN I let all 3 of them watch while I made dinner. Finally, everyone except G (who was in bed) watched Elf after Josh got home.
It was a lot of screen time and not shockingly, the big kids were acting insane at bedtime. But . . . I have no regrets.
I did force everyone outside for a walk after G woke up from her nap at around 4 pm.
Our goal/destination: to reach the McLaren in our neighborhood. Of note, it makes no sense that someone in our neighborhood would have a McLaren. (It would have made perfect sense in our old neighborhood, but not this one). BUT – there it is. Cameron is always pointing it out. We all discussed how much it costs (something like $200K).
CAMERON: When I grow up, I’m going to live in a neighborhood with TWO McLarens.
ME: Wow Cameron . . . that’s a lot.
CAMERON: And they’re BOTH going to be in MY DRIVEWAY.
Okay then. I am pretty sure he does not have much of a concept of what $200K actually means 🙂 I did suggest that maybe he should consider working FOR McLaren for an employee discount . . .
Anyway. We found some lovely Christmas decorations to look at, and everyone got some fresh air.
I made dinner while listening to podcasts (the best!), and it turned out well! 3/3 kids ate it (though G mostly ate sour cream and avocados).
Finally – we did Hanukkah (night #1). Kids received gifts from my parents (KiwiCo boxes). Josh and I got these treasures:
forgot to do this yesterday, but here we go:
workout – 4.3 mi run – it rained at the end, 9:47/mi ave
meditation app – check
reading – more of Anna Quindlen
email – I took my work email off of my phone (temporarily) and haven’t checked in. I do think I went into my gmail a few times mostly out of habit.
Josh is off from today through Weds (Christmas!). Yay 🙂 Then he’s working for the rest of break.