I mentioned in a recent post that my life sometimes feels segmented, and that the family segment can end up getting short shrift. Yesterday, after a great, long holiday weekend, I was home alone with the kids on my usual summer Mondays-off routine.
It was a wonderful day.
The weather didn’t look great, so there was no pressure to go out and do something special, like a hike or a beach day. We’d been out a little late the night before, and so the kids slept in a bit, which meant I actually got to have coffee in bed. That is so rare I actually took a picture of it the last time it happened. It was probably Mother’s Day.
The only thing I had on the agenda was to get to the library so Lovely H could pick out some summer reading. She was a little resistant, but in the end was super excited to have found the Secret Garden series available.
After the library we went grocery shopping. This is generally something I try to avoid at all costs. I know plenty of moms who shop with their kids regularly, but not me. That’s what Daddo is for. Anyway, we were in no rush so the kids took a few moments to check their blood pressure. They love the feeling of the squeezy blood pressure cuff. Honestly, I totally get it.
We went home and had lunch, and then I did the Bob Harper Super Strength DVD. Side note: I suggested it to Sharon over at Mimi Getting Fit and she ordered it. Please don’t hate me — it’s a killer! While I worked out, the kids played independently… no arguing. Really?!? I took a picture and sent it to Daddo just so he could see. It was awesome…
We then made some delicious, relatively healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:
Lovely H spent much of the afternoon reading her new books (hurray!), and working on MathSplash, a teacher recommended app that keeps kids practicing math over the summer. Daddo came home and I snuck out for a 30 minute run. We had turkey burgers for dinner and it was actually nice enough to sit on the deck for the first time all summer. All in all, it was a great day.