WG is on her spring break. Next week is LG's spring break. Next week will be easier: LG has an easier time with transitions, and WG gets picked up and dropped off every day, so I won't have to pack both kids into the van to drop her off and get her like I have to do this week.
At first I was bummed when I found out they weren't off the same week, but then I thought back to their February break and how difficult it was, how guilty I felt because it was too hard to take them anywhere (especially when it started raining!).Plus, it gives me some one-on-one time with both of them, which is really rare.
This morning we dropped LG off and went grocery shopping. WG helped me push the cart and then grabbed a 4-pack of muffins, which she proceeded to devour. Partly. Leaving the remains (and crumbs) in her bed AND ours, to be discovered by me this evening. Kind of like an early Passover: we always lost track of the Afikomen and would end up sitting on it the next day, as it was inevitably hidden in the sofa cushions. You'd think we'd remember, seeing as it was ALWAYS in the same place...) Later, when I was working out, she helped me by sitting on my back as I did push-ups and on my stomach as I did my ab work. It's nice to have a live-in personal trainer! (My favorite part was when she sat with her little tushie right in my face.) Later we picked LG up from school and went for a walk at the mall.
Now I just have to figure out what to do tomorrow.
One day at a time.
(Oh, and I musn't forget the other 17 messes she's already made.
The good thing is that I'm not working outside the house much this week or next, so I don't have to worry about childcare. I'm actually only teaching 2 classes this week, which is kind of nice. It's also nice to just have some downtime. I'd forgotten what that was like, lol!
Hubby may even take a day off next week, something he hasn't done since he started his new job. He's had a pretty stressful time of it lately AND he's been sick on top of that, so he definitely needs a break. Maybe he can do some father/son stuff with LG, who had a GREAT time checking out the new toy store at the mall. He did it on his own, picking up things that interested him, playing, putting them back. Independently and all by himself! (Plus, he drew a self-portrait of himself in school today: wearing a t-shirt and underwear, his usual at-home outfit, and joined by Gary the snail from Spongebob.)
All-in-all, it was a great day! A little fussing when she was hungry (boy, can I relate!), but mostly happy. Hopefully I can keep her happy, well-fed, and entertained for the next 6 days. Then it's LG's turn. Then, 3rd week in May, It's MY TURN, MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
OK. gotta go get some sleep. Another big day tomorrow!