Some Rambling About the Weekend

by Ginger on November 22, 2013

in Downtime

I’ve been working from home this week, and Jackson has been home sick for 3 days, and it’s been raining so we’ve all been stuck in the house. I’m fairly certain that 3 days of close quarters in this situation is probably pushing the limits of how much time we should spend together without SOME kind of separation/distance. We all love each other, but there are LIMITS, you know?

It has been nice to be home with the boy while he’s sick though. It’s not something I get to do often. First, Jackson doesn’t really get sick too often (maybe the propensity to put everything in his mouth, still, means his immune system is at superhero levels?). Second, N.C. is at home, so me taking off work to be with a sick kid is just not really a smart or necessary option. Even if the mom side of me always wants to stay to do the nurture/cuddle/fret thing. So in a way, it was nice to be able to be just down the hall from him while he was sick for a few days, a luxury I don’t often have. Even if we are all sick of each other now.

Still, I’m glad it’s Friday. It will be nice to not be glued to email for a few days, and even if I can’t run around after Jackson now that he’s starting to feel better(stupid boot is still stupid), it’ll be nice to be able to have him sit with me and watch tv rather than having to tell him, again, that mommy is working and no he can’t sit with me. (Other kids might be able to sit on laps without getting involved while a laptop is in use by their parent, but my child is not one of them.) It’s been nice to work from home, but also hard with Jackson here, and it will be nice to put the work away and just be mommy.

I will admit to having a bit of a mental block about the fact that Thanksgiving is in less than a week (we’re going out to dinner, so I don’t need to prep anything, thank goodness. Although the gluttonous part of me is considering making pecan pie & stuffing anyway), and that December is officially next weekend. I’m feeling pretty proud of myself that I have 3 people’s gifts all done, and another one figured out (just need to actually, you know, purchase it. Then figure out the other 5 or so folks on the list), but it kind of blows my mind that Christmas is basically right around the corner. Wait, let’s stop this train of thought before I start freaking myself out.

It’s also nice to not have any big plans this weekend, the first in what feels like forever, but is really probably only two weeks. I’m getting my hair done, and there’s a small part of me that’s trying to figure out a way to go see Catching Fire, but beyond that, my plans are to relax, hang out with my family, and enjoy a few days off. And what else could you hope for in a weekend, right?

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