Wheh, this was a busy one but lots of fun. My mom is off of work and is trying to follow the Mayo Clinic meal plans, which has been a juggle of kitchen/fridge use as she is making each meal and not batch cooking anything. It also means a lot of kitchen cleaning as she uses every section of the very large counter, spills things on the floor, and uses gluten ingredients that could make me sick. I am glad she is putting forth effort to be healthy again. I have been running around trying to juggle household things, sourcing, babysitting, and planning for camping. I want to do a multi week camping and sourcing trip and to visit someone I’ve been getting to know for a while now. I have a tent, tarps, and coolers, but still need a stove, wash tubs, and something for me to sleep on. I attempted a couple hammock situations but it isn’t going to work so I’m researching self inflating sleeping pads. I am trying to come up with little activities that we can do with the kids I am babysitting but the range in abilities is a challenge. I also want to come up with car and store safe activities and busy bags for Wallace. When I have a few ready, I will make a post!
Sunday – Wallace went to church with my mom, aka time to myself to work, take a shower, etc. Organized the living room toys and did some family clean up.
Monday – We went to story time at the library, signed up for the summer reading challenge, and had a 3 hour long play-date/babysitting interview.
Tuesday – 3 hours of babysitting, went to Aldi, and took a walk. I had a migraine overnight, which was a bad one. It did go away and is the first and only one I have had in a week of taking CBD oil.
Wednesday – my birthday! 3 hours of babysitting and then walk with Wallace while he rode his bike. My mom cooked a dinner that I could also eat and Wallace got me a bag of dirt for my birthday. That way we can plant some more things together.
Thursday – teacher appreciation day at the aquarium so my mom took us. Lunch at Rainforest Cafe, because Wallace got a coupon through the library. My favorite thing was the really cool octopus that was feeling playful. Wallace’s favorite thing was the donation box that makes the penny spin all around before dropping in.
Friday – 3 hours of babysitting, I sourced books, and a walk with Wallace. He freaked out when I left despite having thoroughly talked it out and him having been in agreement with the plan.
Saturday – I sourced books and did a quick stop at Kroger. He freaked out again when I left, not sure what is going on. We spent 4 hours at the playground/splash pad with a few friends for my birthday. We had some wind and rain while out so it was an adventure and a bit chilly. Went to bed early, sore and exhausted and had a rough night of sleep.
Today, I had Wallace stay home with me and we are about to get ready for a bike ride to the playground. He freaked out when my mom left. Then he will stay with my mom while I babysit 5-8 tonight. I think it will be too much for him and don’t want to deal with him falling asleep on the way home (hard to get inside, to the 3rd floor, and through the apartment without waking him).