1- Loved the interesting takes yesterday! I actually titled the post on a whim after writing it but it was fascinating to hear the responses.
2- T-1 week until spring break!!! I’m ready. DC itinerary color coded and almost all of our reservations and tickets procured. SOOO many fun cuisines – we are planning on Ethiopian, Spanish, Turkish/Mediterranean, and more. Even if the cherry blossoms have already come and gone we will have awesome food.
I told the big kids it was a learning trip and they actually thought that was cool, so hopefully the enthusiasm will continue (we’ll try to break up museums/historical sites with outdoor time + souvenir shopping + ice cream).
ALSO, I have been living vicariously through Kae‘s Costa Rica posts. I’m pretty sold on going there and doing a similar trip with the one concern that the roads/driving sounds really really dicey. On the plus side, I think we could fly direct from MIA airport!
3- I just committed to braces for A (phase 2) and C (phase 1) simultaneously the next ~6-12 months. On the plus side – simultaneous appointments = efficient! They are both getting expanders + braces — for A, the second round of both! But then she will be DONE. She has no baby teeth so this is the final frontier. On the negative side – that’s just a lot of tooth care and angst and management of stuff. I need to get them Water Piks.
4- Another great productivity sis podcast episode: Guidelines for Productivity at Work from The Productive Woman. This was really nicely done I thought!
5- I am doing an ep of BLP on screen time coming up. I would love stories from those who have changed their screen consumption habits — or the corollary, too — if you spend a decent chunk of time on screens but don’t mind it! I don’t think reducing screen time is a moral imperative. I DO personally dramatically prefer my life with less of it (and specifically without social media).
Saturday early long run (4 tempo miles in there so that’s kind of fun + exciting)
Kids gymnastics + library routine
TJs probably with all 3 kids
Friend dinner @ our house — I am going to do a combo of easy stuff + takeout I think
Mary Poppins with kids at Broward Ctr (have to admit I’m kind of psyched for this?)
Hopefully reading more of How to Do Nothing with a side of S3 Ted Lasso.