✔︎ Gymnastics (currently there!)
❏ Bday parties both days (both G only!)
❏ Gathering at our house
❏ Soccer game x 1 (first “away” game, thankfully only ~30 min away, near where I work!).
Things to Do:
✔︎ 18 mi long run (capping off a 60 mile week!)
❏ Record BLP September Q&A episode. I usually do these on Tuesday but with a call week coming up, I need it submitted before Monday!
❏ Mild cleanup/set up for running group dinner tonight! (I am having Mister01 do all the cooking so it will not be too much work.)
❏ Rough draft of slides for upcoming talk (probably will tackle this as soon as I hit ‘pubish’!)
❏ TJs run with particular emphasis on convenient snacks/meals to have at work for approaching call week (I really do like their premade salads!)
Things I Want to Do:
❏ Nap (fingers crossed I can get this in before the gathering tonight!)
❏ Finish Hello Beautiful (likely because I am close and it’s the kind of book I want to pick up whenever I can)
❏ Play with my new Hobonichi haul a little bit! Totally not necessary in September but I’m dying to get a better feel for the new paper!
* Anyone have experience with kids who are um . . . reluctant to continue music lessons? We are trying to figure out the best way to navigate this (which may be just as simple as allowing said kid to stop – yet asking for ~90 min/week total of engagement doesn’t SEEN totally unreasonable either?). Two differing viewpoints: here + here.
** This is probably one of my biggest struggles in parenting – understanding when to push or try to enforce something or not. I had friends that felt I made a mistake in not ‘forcing’ the kids back to traditional sleep away camp, yet it just did not feel right in my heart to do so — literally trying to convince kids on a plane, away from our family, against their desires. On the other hand, forcing (or strongly incentivizing?) a kid to continue an activity at a fairly low time commitment doesn’t feel quite as wrong. When people say things like “well, get them to do XYZ, YOU’RE the parent” I’m always struck with umm, if that is straightforward for you, maybe we have different kinds of kids. Yet other things have been easily enforceable (screen free months, even!).
TLDR, parenting is hard.