WITL 2018: Wednesday Photos + Stories

2018 Week In the Life Intentions

To capture what is real, right now

Wednesday Photos & Stories:

Wednesday Present Participle List:

Loving this WITL project and using my “big camera”. Wondering why I don’t pull it out more often. Consciously not taking lots of work pictures for confidentiality reasons, but also for the fact that I want to document my routine with my kiddos.

Celebrating the fact that Rowan completed a second booklet at Oxford Learning. Aaron and I decided to get her reading help after her last report card. In the six weeks that she has gone, Aaron and I have both noticed that she is more willing to try to read. Tonight she helps read “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” book to Sam during story time….and it was adorable!

Eating “breakfast for dinner”  aka waffles with bananas and strawberries. Embracing the “good enough” approach to feeding my kids when Aaron is on his business trip. Tonight, I order in food which will last me the next three days. Sometimes, I just don’t want to cook.

Watching Jerry Seinfeld’s, “I’m telling you for the last time” stand up from 1998 on Netflix while blogging, editing photos and making CT layouts for upcoming assignments. I am eager to watch the latest episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale but I am need to get into “the zone” when I create.

Reading an email from Sam’s daycare inviting me to a special mother’s day activity. Excited to see what his school has in store!

Thinking that technology is growing leaps and bounds as Sam picks up a telephone. Sam is fascinated with the new technology

Feeling tender hearted and vulnerable as my partner leaves on another work trip. I will always be supportive of Aaron as he always encourages me, but I have to admit it is hard to be the one left behind. The kids have been very good but Rowan is more aware of Aaron’s absences and as such she has a lot of separation anxiety. On nights that Aaron is away, she prefers to sleep in my bed. At this point, I am totally okay with that.

Gratitude / Note To Self ( I want to remember):

I want to remember the kindness and hospitality that Kelly show us when she invited us over for an impromptu play date after running into her on the street. The kids played well together while the mama’s caught up over lemonade. I love my friend. I love our neighbourhood.

Overheard on Wednesday:

Rowan: “Mommy, can I sleep with you tonight, while Daddy is away?”

Sam: “Can I hold your hand mommy?”

Reflections:

Morning This morning’s routine is a mixture of feeling sad and scattered. Kids are up early while Aaron is at the gym, meaning I am on full parent duty, getting breakfast, packing lunches and picking out clothes. Once Aaron arrives, home I race upstairs to hop in the shower. We switch up the routine as Aaron will walk Rowan to school, while I will take Sam to take care. We hug goodbye and I can’t help but feeling a little vulnerable.

Midday I leave the office on time and rush to the grocery store. I pick up a few “essential” items like milk, orange juice, strawberries, bananas, and waffles while Aaron is away. I rush to pick up Ro up early from after school and drop her off at Oxford Learning. I drive home, take Charlie out for a brief walk / bathroom break and then change into my gym clothes and running shoes. It is such a nice afternoon, I pick up Sam from daycare and walk along Queen street to meet Rowan at 5 pm.

Evening As we walk up our street, we run into a friend. As nice surprise, she invites us in for lemonade and a playdate. It is the perfect weather to hang out in the backyard to play with bubbles and throw the frisbee. The kids are dirty so we have another bath and face time with nanny. We read “Don’t let pigeon ride the bus”. Both kids laugh when I read, “Pigeon At the Wheel”.

How did your day go? Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. Julie Sabourin says:

    Loving your posts Jess! Reminds me so much of when my kids were younger! Both my husband and I traveled for work and it was challenging. This in an era pre-technology except for the phone.
    My kids now 20 and 25 spent a lot of time in our bed!

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