A New Family Rule
I think it’s pretty obvious we are very good at doing way too much with our limited spare time.
Once again, this weekend has turned into another crazy weekend as we are going away. It wasn’t really in our plans, but it sort of just made sense in the end.
I have to work Saturday for a public meeting that I’m running (yuck, I never work on weekends) and it happens to be in close proximity to some friends. And those friends happen to be having a birthday party for their kid on Sunday. So, rather then me driving 7 hour round trip by myself on Saturday and then driving another 7 hour round trip on Sunday as a family, we’ve decided to just make a weekend out of it – doing part half of the driving Friday and half the driving Sunday. And we plan to have some fun while we are at it! (Also, no nees to worry, the roads are nothing like they were earlier this week – as they are now clear and safe and expected to be throughout the weekend).
But, after this weekend, we are not doing anything for the foreseeable future. In fact, I think we have about a month of no weekend plans! And, we are excited by the thought of multiple non-committed weekends in a row!
We have been doing way too much for months now, and I think we hit our limit during our Christmas/New Years crazy. So we have a new rule – we are simply going to stop doing so much.
Easier said then done, right?
Well, we’ve decided to be black and white about it.
1 weekend of significant activity (i.e. family/friends staying at our house or us going away for family/friends commitments) = 2 weekends off.
I’m not saying the off weekends mean we are just going to sit at home all day, realistically that’s probably not going to happen because I will get way too board and Baby MPB seems to do better during the day when he has an outing. So, on our off weekends we will still do stuff as a family around home – we may go to the zoo, or the grocery store, or enjoy a baby play date with local friends, or even go to the local park (if it ever gets above -22F). So, what I really mean is that our off weekends are going to be about creating unscheduled, downtime as a family.
And, maybe if I’m lucky this new strategy will also help my immune system recover and maybe even gain some strength so I’m not sick every other week!
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