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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A Perfect Week
I like to daydream about what my ideal week would look like. How much time would I spend at work? How much time would I spend by myself? With my husband? With my kids? What would my time with my kids look like?
I think my perfect work situation would be half-time, maybe a 10 a.m.-2 p..m. schedule? I'd give the girls all the time they needed to wake up, get dressed, and get out the door. We'd have a nice, leisurely breakfast as a family. Then the girls would go to daycare, where they'd spend half their time napping.
Maybe one or two days a week (like when Mr. Joseph came to play the guitar and sing), the girls could stay later or go earlier. I could use that time to get groceries, take a yoga class, or get a manicure. Oh my.
Then, I'd arrange for a standing, weekly babysitter for date-night. Maybe every other week. Perhaps I'm getting a little too ambitious.
And the time with the girls would be filled to the brim with structure and plans. We'd have weekly mommy-and-me classes, standing play dates, daily park time, and lots of playing, playing, and more playing.
I'm not sure how realistic this plan, as a whole, is. But I feel like parts of it are entirely realistic. I could start looking for a regular babysitter? Maybe team up with another mom and dad to swap babysitting nights? I could start taking off a couple hours a week to just run errands? Maybe one day get for real, serious about working part-time? Start putting some more structure to the free time we have now?
I like this game. I think I need to start playing it in other parts of my life. What is my ideal X, and what from that scenario can I start implementing now?
In only somewhat unrelated news: Book Club will meet on Monday, so be reading your books!!