A day late and a dollar short with the weekend open thread, but I wanted to at least pop in and say hi and wish you a great weekend. I get three designated mornings each week when I have childcare for Joanie and I can work on DW (in addition to her daily naps), and some weeks those mornings are eaten up by various appointments and volunteering or chaperoning at Jackson’s school. This was one of those weeks (and next week will be the same). I love the flexibility of my schedule and I feel really lucky to get to be so present in the kids’ day-to-day lives, but I’m always excited when I have a week with fewer disruptions so I can focus a little more here. I have all these ideas for how I’d like to expand DW eventually, but I don’t want to sacrifice time with the kids, especially Joanie who’s not in school yet, so the ideas will likely have to wait a couple more years. I’m ok with that.
Anyway, that was a weird tangent that was prompted by having zero time in the last two days to get a column or open thread up for yesterday, and I guess I felt the need to explain. I’m sure you were all on pins and needles wondering where I was. I was at the Queens zoo with a bunch of kindergarteners (and sitting in lots and lots of traffic, which you know if you follow my Instagram stories), and I was at the playground (a lot), and I was slathering sunscreen all over little arms and legs and faces, plus my own (it suddenly got really sunny and hot here), and I was picking out paint samples with my friend for her restaurant renovation (hi, Lesley!), and I was on my bike a little bit, too, because, come on, wouldn’t you be?
And this weekend, I’ll be on my bike a little more, and at the park, and at Jackson’s Little League game, and I don’t know what else. It’s a rare weekend when I don’t have any obligations and don’t have much planned. Ooh, we’ll probably go to the cherry blossom festival in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is in our neighborhood, and is something people from across the city come to check out every year. And we’ll probably eat tacos at some point, because this, folks, is perfect taco-eating weather.
What are you up to?