Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekend Recap

I live for the weekends and luckily this was a good one!  I was so so tired Friday and really hoped for a good night’s sleep.  Naturally, S woke at 5am on Saturday morning.  I can’t even remember who went to get him from his crib, but one of us brought him back to our bed and by some miracle, he fell back asleep.  I actually got to sleep (with the exception of the 5am wake up) until around 7am.  It was glorious. 

I took S to school and once again, we both had a great time.  S got lots of compliments on his hair color and his mocs. J  While S and I were at school, A took W to swim lessons.  Apparently W’s swim instructor said W was doing really well and complimented his swimming.  I’m so proud of him.  I just want him to be safe in/around water, but I’m so happy we’ve found an activity that he enjoys.

Saturday evening, we attended church and then went to the chili cook off immediately following mass.  A picked up McD’s for himself and the boys, even though I think S would’ve been just fine with hot dogs and chili.  We had fun trying the different types of chili and visiting with our church friends.

Sunday, we went to Starbucks and then I took W on a date. J  We went on a tour of the Jelly Belly warehouse and visited the Jelly Belly store.  We had to wait a while for the tour and there was a long line of people.  W mentioned that he had to go to the bathroom (of course!) and I told him that if we went, we’d have to go to the back of the line.  I asked if he could hold it and he told me he’d try.  The tour consisted of riding a little train and it would stop every few feet so that we could watch a video on how jelly beans were made.  I could tell that W wasn’t interested in the videos, but he liked riding the train and seeing how big the warehouse was.  When we got off the train, he exclaimed, “I held my pee the entire time!” Haha!  He later told me, “I didn’t like that the train kept stopping.  I was thinking I have to pee, I have to pee…”.  Bahahahaha.  After visiting the bathroom, we checked out the store and W loved seeing all the different types of jelly beans.  He chose gummy bears as his treat.  I know… you’re supposed to choose jelly beans at the Jelly Belly store… oh well.  After that, it was off to the Rainforest Café for lunch.  We had so much fun chatting together, taking in the scenery and sharing French fries.  I really enjoy spending time with him.

Once we got home, I tried to clean up a bit (pointless) and A and I caught up on This is Us (what’s with the horse guy?!?).  Minus the political atrocities (which I’d like to discuss at some point, but it just makes me want to cry), it was a really great weekend.  


  1. I envy you the intense absorption that the care of young children demands of parents during this time of political atrocities.

    On 9/11 2001, my boys were 1,4, & 6.

    Despite the fact that we live in a NYC suburb, my husband works in Manhattan (and couldn't even make it home the night of), and we knew people lost in the towers, the whole tragedy stayed at arms length for me.

    I just could not get too involved in it all - my whole life was swamped by the overwhelming task of taking care of three such young children.

    As you mention in your post, sleep deprivation was a leading issue. Without adequate sleep, every day can be a grim struggle.

    Also, for me, bumping up from 2 to 3 kids was an ENORMOUS challenge that I didn't anticipate. I felt underwater for a few years. The first year it was almost impossible for me to leave the house with all three if I was alone.

    I used no childcare with my first two boys, but began taking my 3rd to daycare a couple of hours a week when he was 3 (even tho I wasn't working) because I was so desperate for a break.

    Looking back, it's a bit scary to see how overwhelmed I was for 3-4 years there. The proof exists - I didn't have the wherewithal to fully experience even 9/11!

    I was THAT out of it!

    Another factor, too, to be truthful - I wasn't online then. Being online has GREATLY increased my consumption of news media.

    But I still bet I wouldn't be hit as hard by the latest news if I was taking care of babies again.

    ps W's adorable
    pps My pediatrician made SUCH a big deal about swim lessons so good for you!
    ppps Yes, ATROCITIES!

    1. Thank you for sharing. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be in NYC during 9/11. And I totally understand taking your child to day care in order to have a break. Raising children can be overwhelming and all consuming. I don't think I have what it takes to be SAHM and definitely respect those that do.

      As for the atrocities, I'm keeping faith that we will overcome.

      Thank you for the kind remarks on the boys. :)