Phew, we made it to Friday. This week felt about six months long. Over the weekend Jackson got pink eye, which meant we had to cancel all our plans for the next couple of days and keep quarantined inside, and Drew and I did tons of laundry and tried to keep Joanie from climbing all over her brother, which proved nearly impossible since he’s her favorite person and she just can’t stay away. On Monday I took Jackson to the doctor, who said he was clear to go to school, and I thought we were lucky to be done so quickly. But, alas, by the next morning, Joanie’s eye had the tell-tale signs, and I had to keep her mostly quarantined for the next 48 hours, doing endless loads of laundry and fighting her several times a day to get the damn antibiotic drops in her eyes. Then, just as she was clearing up, we got hit by a snowstorm, school was canceled, and we got eight inches of snow, keeping us mostly indoors yet another day (we did venture outside for a little bit before we all got cold, and Jackson got to go sledding later in the day when Drew got off work and was able to take him). After six days straight of being pretty cooped up with sick and/or seriously restless little kids, I’m feeling pretty stir-crazy myself. Yesterday I poured myself a glass of wine to help take the edge off and couldn’t believe it when I glanced at the clock and saw it was only 11:20 in the morning. So, that’s how my week’s been.
Hopefully, this weekend goes a little more smoothly than last. Tonight I want be hygge to the max. Tomorrow we have friends coming over in the afternoon to hang out, in the evening we have a sitter and Drew and I are going to a friend’s birthday dinner party, and on Sunday I hope we can have a low-key morning — maybe I can even get a jog in if the weather cooperates — before I go to a “bystander intervention” training in the afternoon (because even in this liberal bubble of Brooklyn, racist and sexist harassment is on the rise and I want to know the best way to intervene the next time I see it happening in front of me).
How was your week? What are your weekend plans?