It’s another “hard to believe it’s Monday” because we had such a great weekend! Even past the numerous tantrums (5) my four year old had on Sunday, it was still a great weekend.
As a parent that wants to be active with their kids, it sometimes can be pretty stressful pulling it all off. Make it a little harder for ya: planning to take your kids somewhere without your husband because he is working. It’s life and it goes on but sometimes it can be stressful.
It took me about four days to finally decided that I wanted to take my girls skiing Saturday. The packing of gear, the stress of teaching Hilary how to ski while Lilly was off on her own, packing the car, unloading the car, making the lunch, carrying everything from the parking lot in your ski boots with two kids. It doesn’t always sound like fun to me. So, I hesitated in making the decision to go.
Luckily my Dad lives to ski…yes, lives for it and he joined us at the hill. All the packing, gear finding, stressing over if it was going to fit them this year went pretty smooth. Relief set in for me once I had everything ready to go. Friday was all about packing a lunch and snacks, making sure the car had gas and packing all their gear and mine while they slept. I didn’t tell the girls we were skiing until the morning so they were pretty excited.
The day went way better then I expected. Lilly quickly remember how to ski on her own and Hilary tried to bomb the hill though I’d slow her down and try to control her speed. I managed to take Lilly up the big hill and she did awesome while Hilary got to hang out with Grandad.
I had planned to leave at lunch but we stayed until 4pm. Time got away from us and then “just one more run, please”...said Hilary…which turned into three more runs. Though it was a lot of work and a little stressful seeing if I could pull it off – it was worth it. I also though they would fall asleep on the way home but they didn’t.
We had a blast. Big win!
So, I guess this is going to be my new thing….weekly wrap up of workouts that I did…or didn’t do 🙂 Here we go!
January 16th – 22nd
Sunday: Soccer game
Monday: Osteopath appointment (then rest for two days)
Tuesday: Nothing. Think about all the running I want to be doing 🙂
Wednesday: Skating at lunch.
Thursday: Physiotherapy appointment. Went well, can run 2 days a week. 🙂
My husband and I went to the Banff Mountain Fill Festival in Wolfville Thursday night. All the films were great, inspiring, exhilarating, some terrifying and some made me laugh out loud.
My favourites were Ace the Desert Dog, Young Guns, and Four Mums In A Boat – oh my gawd, I laughed at those amazing women from England. Loved their film!
Friday: Nothing. (Packed for skiing, that’s kinda of a workout) 😉
Saturday: Skiing ALL DAY LONG!
I also played soccer yesterday morning at 8 AM – whoever schedules women’s 7 aside (over 30) for 8 AM games is not smart. With all that skiing, soccer and then taking the girls to their gymnastics class – I was spent Sunday afternoon. It took everything in me to get through the afternoon and evening.
You can plan so much, do so much but you also need to remember you need to sleep and rest so much to recover well.
How was your weekend?
Parents: do you find it stressful planning a day trip?
Have to seen any Banff Mountain Film Festival movies?