v. to adult; the act of acting smugly responsible
Today was another long day, in which I
accomplished attempted so much. Chris is away this week, so I’m juggling the home/family/dog/work/ME-stuff alone, and really trying hard not to just be lazy as a backlash to the 2-week half-term that somehow happened to me again.
Today, I think I rocked it, but one thing stood out more than any other. Can you spot it?
Kids: Up on time, fed, brushed, clothed, sent to school (although Ailsa’s sports uniform was still damp from the wash, it was clean)
Me: Healthy breakfast, glass of water, took my vitamins
Dog: 10-minute walk around block
Me: 4.75-mile run (speed day with my running group), then a lovely, leisurely coffee/tea
Dog: 20 minutes each way to the dog park in beautiful weather with Maya, his favourite doggie playmate, and a good, long, very active romp
Me: Great conversation with Maya’s “mom”
Me: Shower. Lunched on leftover chicken and grapes. Prepared dinner: tried out a new slow cooker recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Honey Balsamic Glaze
Kids: Home from school, snack (popcorn!) and drink, supervise homework, make cheesy noodles, add with corn and tenderloin to thermii*, pack up juice boxes, forks, and swimming gear
Kids: Into pool at required times for lessons (punctual for once!), out, dried and dressed again
Me: 30-minute weight workout while smallest has lesson
Me: Drive home
Kids: Eat warm dinner in backseat
Kids: Swim gear hung to dry, jammified, brushed, washed, stories and bed x 3
Dog: Quick outing
Me: Dinner (reheated version of thermii), kitchen cleanup, snack prepared for tomorrow
Work: Boot camp planned, more research and outlining, this post
The gaps in the timing were lost to reading hilarious threads on WhatsApp, I think.
I am now heading to bed (I swear I’ll get there by 11 tonight!), and I feel like a mature, responsible person…not for my exercise-, children-, food-, work- or dog-management, but because I took my vitamins. (I am slightly disgruntled, however, that my “big accomplishment” was pretty much over by 8:05. I should have gone back to bed to savour the feeling.)
* one thermos/many thermii