Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ALL IN: a weekend report

This weekend was awesome. 

We (we = me+kids) did something every morning -- Saturday we hit an indoor playground, Sunday a playdate outside, and Monday our favorite children's museum (Young At Art - we are members) -- this trip was with my dad, too.   In the afternoons, C took generous naps daily (1:30 - 4-ish) and A had 'quiet time' (and some screen time, which seemed reasonable to me).

I really did sort of relax into things and felt like I was there.  I am actually sad to go to work today, which says something, especially after a "Josh-call" weekend.

What worked:
* Working out in the mornings (runs on Saturday & Monday; I did a barre workout on Sunday while C napped and A played with stickers and copied me when she felt like it)

* AM anchor activity every day

* A night of babysitting (Saturday -- we went out to dinner with both sets of parents together)

* Social things.  Mostly with family this weekend -- dinner together on Saturday and Sunday nights, plus an afternoon swim on Sunday.  I am going to miss having my parents in town!  

* LEAVING THE HOUSE every day on the early side (typically out the door by 9:30 or so)

* Not even trying to get A to nap (lost cause, and she goes to bed better without one)

* Just sort of immersing myself into things and allowing myself to enjoy A&C.  This is sometimes hard to me but went really well this weekend for whatever reason.

A few scenes from the weekend:

at Young at Art

C's favorite: the water tables

time w/ Grandpa!

Ball pit joy

Very serious.  Also, wearing mommy's 3" heels and an unseasonal outfit.

Off to work.  Hopefully I can bring a similar attitude to my patients and consults this week, as I am on call.  (!)