Well! A yard that size certainly helps when you are hosting a socially distanced party (they rented the giant inflatable 30′ water slide).
I felt pretty comfortable at this party. Everyone masked (kids included when they were not in the water) and the closest anyone got was when the kids were in the pool together. The slide was enjoyed one kid at a time (hopefully there was some chlorine in that water). I don’t think a gathering like this would be worth the (small) risk for just any occasion but for Annabel’s best friend, it seemed right after 4+ months with zero interaction.
A was so tired after all of this that she passed out on the couch after we got home. So did I. And the weather even cooperated!
I don’t think I’m ready to start arranging casual playdates or taking the kids on outings but this felt okay and I am glad we went. The only annoying part was spending a long stretch of time talking with a women who was obsessed with telling us all about how much better her life was after she quit her job once she had her 3rd child. I didn’t have it in me to explain to her that staying home with 3 kids did NOT sound preferable to working to me.
(One could comment – well, that’s what works for her! And that’s true; she seems to enjoy her current setup and I absolutely respect her right to do what she wants with her life. But those of us who worked weren’t sitting there crowing/proselytizing about our life choices. ALSO her SAHM life was assisted by an au pair.)
((Josh thought my response should have been to comment brightly: “Guess you think I’m crazy for working then!”)).
Saturday Night Activity
This is what I did while the kids watched a movie:
NOTE: I am very distressed to find that my FAVORITE PEN (highlighted in purple above) may have been discontinued. It is available on Amazon in a pack of 4 “business colors” but very few other places and it does not seem to be on the PaperMate website!!! I am tempted to order 10 packs from Amazon and hoard them but I also feel like it is the kind of pen that may dry up and then my efforts will backfire. Aghigh, #bujoproblems.
✅ Backdoor Roths (yesterday was 529s – this is a financial cleanup weekend!)
✅ Take outfit pix (for post coming next week!)
✅ Do nails (they are gross)
✅ Sephora order (yay)
PS: I rather love the kerfuffle the J Vasc Surgery article has stirred up. I have always written this blog knowing that some people wouldn’t like that it exists (because doctors are robots and always perfect!), but feeling that it is still worth it. Post like this one are “inappropriate” I guess! #medbikini