For some reason this week has been over-busy. This weekend we're going to a hotel for an overnight and a swim. I can't wait - even though it means we all go to bed at about 8pm in the same room...
So last weekend I somehow had 2 days of me and the girls without another parent for at least half of each day. A normal weekend is us with the girls on Saturday (dance class, then groceries or other errands, and if we're lucky home by lunch then they play in the afternoon), and then Sunday they go off with their Nanny for church and day with her.
This week hubby had to work both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Not a big deal as I thought I'd get a day (or at least an afternoon) all to myself - lots of time for laundry and other housework and then I thought I'd throw in an hour of reading or some other quiet time activity. It didn't happen. Sadly, hubby's grandma passed away Sunday morning (not totally unexpected) so Nanny, whose Mom it was, was naturally occupied enough without taking the girls for the day!
Again, not a big deal, but then I had to fill a second afternoon with something interesting for the girls to do. Luckily our friends across the street were home, so the girls had their friend over for most of the day while we were home. I was able to get some laundry done and I baked some cookies that the girls loved!
Monday night we needed a babysitter to "get" the girls after daycare - was going to be Nanny, but situation as it was we had to get out regular babysitter to bring them home. The girls had a great night, and I got to go to dance (which I volunteered to skip so I could be home sooner) while hubby was at his board meeting. So I didn't see the girls that night.
Tuesday we had to go to the visitation for Great Grandma after dinner. That was nice, but again busy - the girls stayed up too late and then Rose and I had a rough night for sleep. And I'm not going to talk about our terrible drive home in the snow squalls!
Wednesday we collected the kids early from school (right after lunch) and then drove to the funeral. Again a really busy day, and full of questions from the 4 year old. Nice seeing everyone and having a visit, but I was wiped by the time we got home. Then Emma had to go to dance class for 2 hours! Luckily I got to stay home with Rose and relax for a bit.
Then yesterday (Thursday) we needed a babysitter yet again - hubby had to work and I work til 6 (daycare "ends" at 5:30) - so our regular gal brought them home again. Since she was fine to do that I had made a salon appointment to get my hair cut. I really enjoyed that. My stylist is awesome and it's really nice to do something just for me, you know? So a good night, but still busy and tired by the end of the day,
Tonight I got to chill with the girls and without hubby yet again as he's working again (same stuff as last night). We had to be sure to get a bath in tonight before our weekend away. It can be rough washing them both up without a second person as Rose gets impatient, and then she's freezing when you take her out. I had to leave Emma to try to rinse out her own hair while I got Rose in her pjs and warmed up. She can be pretty demanding.
Everyone's asleep now, and I'm thinking about heading in that direction myself. I decided I'd whip up this post first. Then I'll spend a good 45 minutes sharing it around on my social media, but I do enjoy this blogging stuff. And I'm watching MuchMusic so all is well with the world. If I can be in bed by 9:30 today will be a success.
Tomorrow it's off to dance class for Rose (and art for Emma and myself) and then we're off to the big city for a (relaxing?) hotel evening. I've even got the bags mostly packed. If I'm lucky I'll find some inspiration for another post I can create early next week. Stay tuned to find out!
Do you have unexpected busy weeks sometimes? Looking at the family calendar there is nothing written down on next week, but this week had something every day. Why does that happen? Leave me a comment about your busy life - or what you think of my busy week.
'Til next post!