Hey everyone! This is just a simple curiosity question - wondering what other people's days are like, in my ongoing quest to figure out what works for us...
So I'm wondering how much of your week is spent at home vs out and about? What factors play into this? Do you make a particular effort to be home more or go out more?
For us, thinking Mon-Fri, we are about 50/50. Out Monday mornings, usually home in the afternoons though sometimes with a friend here after school. Tuesday mornings are usually home, Tuesday afternoons are usually out. Wednesdays I try very hard not to leave the house! Thursdays we are out all day and pretty much the same for Fridays, though we don't leave the house until late morning on Fridays (but it ends up feeling like we are out for most of the day because we don't normally get into anything meaty in the mornings since we know we'll be going out soon). In January, things will change a bit and I'm trying to decide if I want to be out more or home more.
My oldest isn't very good at entertaining himself at home and is very social, but he has accepted over recent years that the only way he gets to spend all day every day with kids close to his ago is by going to school, and he doesn't want to do that! My youngest - almost 3 - also loves to go out. But it tires me out too much! (And doesn't leave a lot of time for household chores and my own projects.) Especially with winter coming and snow suits and no nap and no car and oh god can I please just hibernate? I love where we live (in a small city, pretty central location) but right now I want to move to a lake in the middle of the woods and never ever leave. Heh.
Anyhow, just mostly babbling, forgive me! :) But if you want to babble along with me, please do! :)