I would bet with a title like that, you are looking forward to hearing about the kisses I still steal from my lovely children.
Well, you are going to be disappointed.
This post is about being able to have a two-hour window every day during the week to run errands…Don’t judge.
So, Danny has a modified school day. He only goes to school until 11:00 am. (That is as long as he has the energy for). So, he and Kate start school at 8:00am every morning. Jack starts at 9:00am.
That leaves me two hours to get things done.
Today, I ran to the grocery store. I never take Danny with me to the store. If you think about it, where does every parent stop on their way home from the pediatrician with a runny kid just to get a few supplies while they hunker down and ride out an illness? You guessed it, the grocery store. I shudder to think what breathing that air could be exposing his compromised immune system to. So, I grocery shop when we have help, or we have it delivered if he is too under the weather for therapy. We used that service most of last winter, I remember going back to the store after five months of doing it online. What a luxury to pick out my own apples…
Then a quick run into the DMV to register my car. I know we could have done it through the mail, but there was no way it would have gotten there before the end of the month, and the DMV that is close to the house I can get in and out of pretty quickly. It is almost not worth the price of the stamp.
DMV down, Costco next. In and out for just a couple of staples.
Before you know it, it is time to come home. A quick stash of things onto the fridge so no one gets sick because the weather is so lovely. And then it is time to run and grab Danny.
For two hours every morning until Danny comes home for cold and flu season, I get to run errands just like a typical stay at home mom. There is no special arranging for help, I can get in and out of stores because I am doing it during the day. What a luxury!
It is amazing to me how the little things like being able to shop while the kids are in school can make life so much easier….