It was a really full weekend. We didn’t do anything momentous, but it still felt full! A/G had gymnastics and piano on Saturday, and between that and a long run (plus a random fun trip to Barnes + Noble) — that was pretty much enough to fill the day!
Sunday we all slept in and I tried to convince both girls to do Taylor Swift yoga with me, but failed. Then we ended up going to the pool and out to lunch at an açaí bowl place. There was some device time in there and then Josh and I went on a much-needed date night.
(We hadn’t been out JUST US in a really long time, and since a lot of time we are dividing + conquering with kid activities I felt like REALLY were overdue for just hanging out + having an uninterrupted conversation!).
Monday we slept in again! I ran at 7:30 which felt super luxurious and then took A/G to Trader Joe’s + Walgreens while Josh took C on a bike ride. Then I did some work and attempted to do our monthly YNAB audit but ended up making pb protein balls + muffins (cheated, used a TJs mix) instead. Around 3, we headed to Miami Beach to hang out + make-your-own-pizza with Bebe and Poppy.
It was a really nice weekend and I feel well-rested! It wasn’t exactly packed with exciting things but it still felt pretty balanced + fun. We did struggle a bit with post-screen-time behavior stuff with the kids — A reminded us that she did not play on the iPad when she was G’s age and perhaps there was a reason for that. Josh and I are continuing to have our rules around screen use evolve. Even though I do feel like many weekends we are busy enough that screens are not necessarily the focal point, I hate how elevated the iPad/”iPad time” gets in certain kids’ brains — honestly especially G at this stage but the other two as well, sometimes. I don’t want them rushing through the rest of life / the things they need to do just to get to a screen! It is difficult to enforce different rules for different kids but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Things to think about . . .
(Not planning on another screen free month any time soon but just noting this continues to be a work in progress.)