Seriously, will this stretch end?
What would I do better next time?
For one, I am going to make sure Josh DOES NOT have a schedule like this ever again. So it is probably a non-issue. I’d be fine with doing this for 5-7 days or so. Just not 12.
Also, I will never have a 2-year old / almost 6-year old / 7.75 year old again during a winter break. So really – non-issue. But I do have to survive the next 4 days.
(I’m being a little bit melodramatic here. It is not that bad. There truly have been some lovely parts. G’s 2-year-old-ness is alternately infuriating and the absolute cutest most endearing thing ever. I just miss having (some) autonomy. I am tired of cleaning up the same #(&$@ toys.)
I bet I would feel very different if I had a next door neighbor with similarly-aged kids. We’d be in this together! It would be a female bonding experience and definitely less lonely.
I don’t know anyone else around here in a similar situation. Everyone else either seems to be:
- off WITH their partner
- working (kids in camps of some kind)
- combination of the above
- (yes, I miss work! And am starting to freak out about the inevitable pile up that awaits me next next week. Maybe it won’t be that bad, though? Not much happens during the holidays, right?!)
Meh. Lucky them.
ALL OF THAT SAID, yesterday was objectively fine. We went to Flamingo Gardens in wet weather, but it was misty and not a downpour, so it was actually rather cooling and nice. We rode the tram and it was a reminder that G is getting older – she really couldn’t handle it ~6 months ago (kept trying to escape and I had to distract her with snacks!) but it was downright pleasant yesterday. G took a nap, even if it wasn’t the 2-hour affair I was hoping for. We had a playdate/dinner that went well and Josh came home around 6 and ate / helped with bedtime.
I also finished Red White and Royal Blue! Recommend if you would like a total candy book about an alternate political reality, and also if you aren’t afraid of some fairly graphic sex scenes — it is a romance, after all.
OH, and I suspended Instagram (my personal account & my planner account). The BOBW account I left intact but unfollowed everyone so I can’t use it to scroll. Suspending is temporary so I can reactivate at any time. (My facebook account has been locked in a similar state since 2016, so I guess we’ll see what happens).
Clean up house (seriously)
Take G to MyGym
Meet friends at YAA
G will take a good nap (RIGHT G) and I will do a BB workout
Finish How Reading Changed My Life
Make black bean soup
Yesterday: skipped workout & meditation! Oops. Today is a new day.