Another (mostly) solo parenting weekend. You might recall that the last time I faced ~40 hours of the kids on my own I was not feeling it.
But I am going to try to make the most of these next two days.
❏ Continue my usual lifegiving routines (workout, reading, etc).
❏ Spend time outside with the kids even if I am really tired of the ~6 month summer we have down here.
Fall. Please come find us. These forecasts are boring.
❏ Not try to get a lot of other things done (because that is a pipe dream that will only end in frustration)
❏ Remember to enjoy/appreciate the small things (takeout night! those rare moments when everyone plays nicely together! toddler cuteness! quiet time/nap!)
❏ Continue with operation 100 rules (which I have been doing well with – and today is day #18!). As noted previously, seeing post after post about self-care (often posted by those who do not have offspring to care for) is as boring and unhelpful as the weather shown above.
1- My sister gifted me an old school label maker (the same Radio Shack version we had growing up — super nostalgic and surprisingly available for just $9.95, presumably on eBay!).
Now I know why that black/white typed Instagram font looks so familiar.
2- Annabel’s lofty plans for Thursday (it was a teacher planning day). I’m not entirely sure she ended up using this list but I was pretty impressed with its thoroughness.
She is definitely ready for her Hobonichi.