Yesterday was an essentially perfect day, pandemic or not. I feel I must capture the events so that if I ever catch myself whining about how hard life is, I can remember that some days everything just works out. I also feel like Josh and I nailed our ‘division of labor’ which is something to be celebrated.
5:00 – I got up, read (current non-fiction book that I am reading a chunk of each AM = White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo), wrote post, checked email
6:00 – Run – 40 minutes / 3.6 miles. (I am still really slow compared to where I was pre-pandemic! I’m trying to decide if I care.)
6:45 – Do my Headspace app, drink water, etc
7:00 – G is up (hear singing). A follows close behind. I get them breakfast, eat my own breakfast (oatmeal). C eventually joins. Kids eat, play, generally entertain themselves.
8:30 – Josh is up. I announce that I am passing the parenting baton (well, I didn’t use those words, but basically) and headed up to shower. And also read for a little bit and possibly accidentally fell asleep on the bed for 15 minutes or so.
9:45 – I am back downstairs. We clean up a bit and then head to the . . . wait for it . . .
10:30 – G is in heaven.
There were only 2 additional toddlers there. They were not masked but the place was big enough that I felt fine. (Our kids wore masks – even G kept hers on until the other group left!). There is a basketball court right next to the playground so A&C intermittently headed there with Josh. C also practiced kicking around a soccer ball (he starts actual soccer next Saturday).
12:00 Lunch @ home – leftovers. Followed by cleanup etc.
1:00 I take G upstairs for a nap. We read 2 books and then she goes to bed for ~2 hrs. The big kids intermittently enjoy iPad time. I finished Brunch and Other Obligations (novel in the women’s fiction genre — pleasant but not earth shattering, which was rather nice for a Saturday), did my nails in a very bright shade of yellow-orange, and watched 2 episodes of Schitt’s Creek.
3:30 G is up! I bring her downstairs for a snack. A&C finish with their iPad allotment.
4:00 Josh gets home (he had headed to take his car in for maintenance, and maybe he was working on notes too, not sure). Everyone hangs out for a bit while G watches 2 episodes of Pinkalicious. I do my daily Duolingo.
5:00 Josh takes A&C to the skateboarding park (they are still into this and we are now a 4-skateboard family, omg) and I take G on an epic walk to look for Halloween decorations around the neighborhood. The weather is starting to suck less (lower humidity, better breezes — don’t get too excited though, our high/low yesterday was something like 86/79). She is very into this and walks over a mile which is pretty impressive for a not-even-3-year old!
6:00 I ordered Indian takeout to pick up (by Josh on his way back). G and I FaceTime with my sister + baby M. CUTENESS. Then I clean up a bit while she plays with stickers.
7:00 Big kids + Josh are back with takeout! C initially throws a tantrum about the food and then ends up loving it. Indian feast ensues.
8:00 I clean up the kitchen while baths happen (managed by Josh). AND THEN a very exciting planner I have been dying to see in person arrives in the mail!! I spend an hour ogling it and then playing with it: pen test, sample layout, etc. (More on that to come, obviously!). During this, the big kids watched a movie and G watched 3 minutes and then went back to her stickers.
9:00 Bring kids up to bed, etc. They are all super tired.
Cannot ask for more in this current moment. Or ever, really.