Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rusty Parenting

Husband leaves today on a boys' weekend in Arizona. There will be spring training games to go to and all sorts of other activities that are probably better off being told to me weeks later in dribs and drabs. He absolutely deserves this weekend and I am psyched he is doing it. But now back to me...

This will be the first time I've been alone with the kids for a weekend. Crazy, right? Husband has been solo a few times when I've been working. With Ned's tantrums and screaming fits I can't say I'm totally looking forward to it. To make matters worse I am still working crazy hours. My Big Firm does provide back up daycare on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:45 pm (smack in the middle of nap time). I have signed them up but can cancel up to 3:00 pm on Friday. I hope I can cancel it. They are opening the center just for my kids.

My mom is probably on duty tonight (Thursday) since if I'm working until 2:00 am I really can't expect April to stay. She even offered to sleep over which should help get me out the door early on Friday (my client on this deal starts emailing at 7:00 am regardless of what time I sent out draft documents) or I'll try to work from home on Friday so I can put the kids to bed and work after their are asleep. I'm trying to bamboozle Helen into staying over on Saturday night so maybe we can have some fun time after the kids are in bed - I haven't seen any friends in a couple of months.

Usually I can expect to distract Ned with outdoor fun. But it supposed to rain all weekend. What is a rusty Mommy, Esq. to do all weekend with the kids? Maybe try out a gym place for kids? I'm definitely going to visit Julie and The Duchess on Saturday AM if I don't have to work. She lives near the aquarium but I can't handle two walkers (especially my runner and non-hand holder Ned) while almost 7 months pregnant by myself there. Okay, even if I weren't pregnant.

I need to mentally gear up since I'm physically and mentally exhausted and I want to be "there" for the kids, not just go through the motions and be in survival mode, you know what I mean?

See below how much the kids like being outdoors (sent from Nanny April's phone to me at work). I heard birds chirping this morning and I love getting up while it is light out. Just realized it is daylight savings this weekend - oops, need to plan for that too - any advice?



7 comments:

Stacey said...

Crap...it's daylight savings this weekend? I am soooooo unprepared. Fall back was easy for us so I know Spring forward is going to be a bitch.

Nicole S. said...

You can take the to the Klubhouse in Woburn. Might be a bit crowded on a rainy weekend but if you get in right when it opens, its a bit better. You're welcome to a playdate here, too! At least it will be a change of scenery and a car ride. We're on one nap now so our schedules should match up better this time :)

Whatever you all end up doing, I'm sure you be a supermom! It'll all come back to you, like riding a bike.

H said...

Looks like Penny is getting more willing to walk outside on her own! And it's not bamboozling when I offer! Hope we can work it out. And the rain isn't looking as bad this weekend, if we can believe the weather people.

Anonymous said...

hang in there, KJ! Hope you get a chance to relax a bit (and catch some zzzs) this wkend

Amy said...

Good luck. You will do great!

Amanda said...

Now following from MOTC. Looking forward to hearing how you survive this weekend. I'vew been flying solo alot of weekends recently while my husband works on our house and it is definately easier when the weather cooperates! Not looking forward to the rain this weekend either! Good luck...

Donna said...

I am sure you are doing great. I hope you do get some rest this weekend. I have been following your work schedule and just cannot imagine it.