Josh and I are both working winter break this year.
I am on call for Christmas week – Dec 21 – 27. He is on call for most of New Years’ week, including New Years’ Eve + the first weekend of the near year.
He also worked Thanksgiving, so yes – lots of holiday call! The reason for so much call on his end was because last December, we all got COVID and he missed the week of holiday call he was signed up for. And I volunteered to cover Christmas week this year because it was just time for me to take a major holiday, and since it’s not my major holiday I’m happy to do it!
I was sort of dreading the end of this year, but honestly I think it will be okay. Our nanny will be on vac on a tropical island (well-deserved!) but a) our favorite adjunct babysitter is home from college and b) the school is offering “camp” Mon – Weds of both weeks.
I signed all 3 kids up for both weeks of our school’s “winter break camp”, which means coverage for many of the days we are working PLUS two additional days which I am going to freaking enjoy some peace and recover from my call week!
I’m also taking off January 3rd as a ‘reward’ to myself for working Christmas week and for surviving lots of solo parenting (despite the camp days, there will be plenty)! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME.
During these days off I plan on:
Curating my 2022 reading list (at least the start of one)
Working on podcast plans — BLP + BOBW episode ideas + outlines
Watching the Organize 365 Planning Day video (I won’t have childcare Jan 1st when it airs, but am planning to watch/participate virtually on Jan 3rd on my day off)
Finish transferring to 2022 planners/systems entirely 🙂
All I can say is I hope the kids don’t get sick at an inopportune time and mess up this plan. Fingers crossed . . .
Also, next year we are hoping to ski during winter break (first family ski trip – for our kids that have barely seen snow. G never has!). So, more things to look forward to in 2022.
Okay, run time. Happy Friday!