I actually have a fun weekend to look forward to! I'm going away for a girls' weekend/bachelorette party. The agenda basically involves holing ourselves up in my friend's house with wine and snacks and movies for the weekend. I can't wait to relax and reconnect with them all!
But of course, DH also made plans for this weekend, even though I've had dibs for months. So he half-heartedly lined up his mother for overnight babysitting tonight. But now she's messaging me for details. Sorry, not my problem. I've already peaced out from my family responsibilities until I get home on Sunday. I think it's crappy of him to dump the kids on her, when she's been so helpful during my surgery recovery period. But, she totally gets that it's her son who is the issue and commiserates with me on the whole situation, so there's that.
We are going to try to boot camp potty train DS1 this weekend. He is 30 months. He's been fighting us on diaper changes for a long time, but recently it has gotten even worse and he is very adamant about "no baby diapers!". He's also started announcing "I'm pooping" or "I'm peeing" as he does it instead of just after the fact.
Fingers crossed this goes well. My biggest concern is really DH. I don't think he realizes that a newly trained toddler is actually more work than one in diapers. He also refuses to do any research on parenting things like potty training, instead wanting me to give him the tl;dr. But then since he doesn't know any of the background reasoning, he'll go off script and invent his own approach.
twinmomma, I feel you on the grandparent babysitting logistics. MIL likes to pick up the boys from daycare and take them back to her house. DH just shrugs and says "cool", doesn't worry about any of the logistics (because he insists there aren't any), and then I get stuck with a bunch of texts from MIL.
Good luck with the potty training saraml13. We are thinking about starting soon because DD has shown some interest. She also has frequent constipation so I am a bit worried about trying too early and causing more issues.
We had fun plans but are thinking of skipping them because a) rain and b) we are still tired from Easter and DD's birthday last weekend. I'm such an old woman these days.
Post by supertrooper1 on Apr 21, 2017 11:03:35 GMT -5
I'm working this weekend and then have Monday and Tuesday off. Sunday evening is my mom's birthday party. Monday, we'll drive to Seattle and stay overnight where DH has a conference Tuesday. While he's at the conference, DS and I will go to a new Chinese dumpling place that is supposed to be out of this world good. DH would have no interest. Then I'll take DS to the zoo and maybe Pike Place if we have time. My only problem...is there such thing as ordering too many dumplings? I want to try them all, so I'm thinking no...lol.
Post by CoverGirl82 on Apr 21, 2017 11:23:33 GMT -5
Tomorrow I'm going to the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale with my friend. I'm hoping to find a lot of gift items for a great deal. It's a 6 hour round trip, so I'll be gone all day. Dh has his bowling league in the evening, so originally he was going to take both kids with him, but DS got invited to a birthday party during the same time, so he'll just have DD with him.
Sunday DD and I are going to meet friends while DH and DS go to a flag football team meet & greet.
Post by erinshelley21 on Apr 21, 2017 11:27:03 GMT -5
We have the busiest of weekends. Viewing for my uncle that passed away this week is tonight so DD and I are going to that. DH is at work and can't get off. SIL is taking ds to his uniform pick up party for tball.
Tomorrow we have tball pictures. Funeral in the afternoon. My mom is going to watch the kids. I have no interest in taking ds. He saw this uncle one time so he would have a hard time understanding the whole death thing. Tomorrow evening we have a hog roast fundraiser. It gets me out of cooking dinner or else I'd be hesitant to go since Dh and I will be eating after the funeral.
Sunday is church and then meeting with the current owners of the house we want to buy to talk details of a purchase agreement! Then I have a baby shower with my mom and SIL. DD will be going. DS says he wants to go but who knows what will happen when it comes time to actually go.
I am taking DD to ninja in the morning. I miss the days when ninja was at noon. Getting up to take her by 9 (30 min away) is such a drag. But DH is going to have her alone most of the afternoon. It's Record Store Day tomorrow, so they will go buy some things, and then to see All the Little Pieces (band) in the evening at 6. I will try to pack and whatnot.
Sunday afternoon is an open house for a day andnovernight camp we are going to try this summer. Should be fun, if it doesn't put too much strain on my back.
Busy weekend planned. Tonight DH and I are meeting my old manager and his wife for dinner. It was tough to arrange a proper goodbye when he left last year, and I worked for him for 14 years, so this should be nice.
Tomorrow is opening day for softball. 9am game, so I will be at the field by 830. It's supposed to rain, so it will probably be canceled. DD2 has tennis, then errands, and we're taking the kids out to dinner to wrap up their school vacation and to celebrate good report cards.
Sunday is piano lessons, tennis, laundry, maybe some meal prep. DH will be traveling this week, so just need to map some stuff out to keep myself sane...
There's a recycling event tomorrow so we're cleaning out closets and toys. We need to go through the kids' clothes and shoes too for the next season. I have a feeling this will mostly fall on me and DH will take care of the electronics/big stuff recycling.
DH is going to a baseball game Sunday and will be gone all day. I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with the kids yet. Maybe a park if the weather is nice.
I'm excited about this weekend - it's a little quiet. I am a stressed though because we are gone for a long weekend next weekend and then I go to NY next week. So I have to prep a lot of things this weekend.
Tonight we are doing pizza (cauliflower crust for DD) and a walk then games.
Tomorrow we have games and a school carnival, then a patio dinner out. Redbox - one for the kids, one for the grown ups.
Sunday we are skipping church, soccer playoffs and I am getting a pedicure.
I have no idea what we're doing this weekend. Bud has some Easter toys that he hasn't been able to play with because rain, so if it's nice I'm sure we'll be outside a lot. And I found a recipe for blackberry lemonade margaritas for my "me" time.
I have hollow eggshells in the fridge to make "smoke bombs", so maybe it's finally time to get that done. And if the fabric comes, I'm starting a new project. Or two.
Post by CoverGirl82 on Apr 21, 2017 13:30:15 GMT -5
erinshelley21 , awesome! I tried to talk my friend into making an overnight of it, but she said that she'd rather spend that money at the sale, LOL! Can't say I blame her, but I really could use a full GNO/weekend!
Post by billybumbler on Apr 21, 2017 16:38:53 GMT -5
We're at my parents' house in the mountains. It's baby's first time here. He seems to be enjoying it but would barely nap today. Maybe excitement from the new surroundings? Who knows, he's two months old.
DH and I are going out to dinner in town since my mom and sister are here to babysit. First date since DS was born!
We get to go buy stuff for DS's birthday party next week. I love that crap, so I'm in heaven.
Also we already have 5 guests, and invitations only went out the last 2 days. So yay! There will be people! Funny, I only planned on 10 kids. With mine we already have 7. Lol. Guess I'll be increasing that number.
I am up at 6 am this morning for a volleyball tournament. Why so early? Then we have a 2 hour lapse in between games. Ugh! Dh is working. I then need to fit in a run before church.
Tomorrow, I need to go to a greenhouse to buy flowers. I DNK why I am even participating in this since there will be bulldozers here next week and my yard will be a wreck most of the summer. Maybe it is my optimism that this garage will be done by the first of June.
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