COVID19 Parenting

Day 153: Mommy Day Report

August 15, 2020

Another “Mommy Day” in the books.

I really need to organize my skincare area omg

Josh and I decided to dedicate 4 days of our staycation to 1:1 days with each bigger kid. He had his A day and his C day earlier in the week, and I had my A day yesterday.

It was so nice. Sometimes it really is hard to get one on one time with someone even when you are in the same house! Especially when there are other more needy kids (ie babies or toddlers) competing for attention.

Annabel and I:

  • took a long walk; mid-walk she made a tour video of the turtles area for G
  • went shopping at Michaels & Target (masks & sanitizer galore obviously). Target shopping included her school supplies! So much fun.
  • played iPad games together (mostly she showed me her 6 favorite games while I watched and then she had me rank them)
  • made a cherry crisp together
  • performed skincare + manicures (well, I did her nails)
  • watched Princess Diaries in bed
  • schemed about future trips we can take together when there is no more coronavirus

It was a great day. Today is Cameron’s day; I suspect there will be swimming, basketball, and he wants to make cupcakes. 2 more days left until it’s back to work time . . . but I’m pretty happy with how we’ve spent this week at home!

(I wanted to link to our last Mommy Day in 2019 — I believe we saw a movie + got our nails done! — but it appears to be undocumented on the blog. So sad!)


  • Reply Alydsa August 15, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Love hearing about these days!

  • Reply Sam @ Eye to Wonder August 15, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I can’t wait to do this with my daughter when she is older!

  • Reply Ann August 15, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Curious what parameters do you set if kids are choosing activities but you don’t want to be on a screen with them all day?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger August 16, 2020 at 6:42 am

      They are very conditioned to know that screen (iPad/computer) time starts at 1pm and ends at 4p to the point where they don’t ask to use devices at other times. They already know what the answer will be!!

  • Reply Omdg August 15, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Haha Dylan’s favorite thing ever is showing me her iPad games. I wish she and A could be friends so they could do this with each other!

  • Reply Coco August 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    I like these kind of days too but don’t do it often enough. sometimes it’s just a walk alone with one of the kids and always remind me how much I “didn’t” know about them. a good reminder to do more 🙂

  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) August 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I love 1:1 kid time. They are like angels when they get personal quality time 🙂

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