This past weekend The Mr went on a "Man Weekend" to Palm Springs. I was not looking forward to being alone with the kids all weekend, I already feel overwhelmed at the end of the week! I like our weekends, because he is home and helps. That being said I know he needed a little time off. So he went.
Last time I was alone with the kids I made no plans and winged it. NOT GOOD. I ended up getting mad about the stupidest things and was no fun at all.
This time I had a plan! I got a sister wife. (Not a good pic of her but hey, we are workin!)
You know it takes a village to raise a child, and with no family close by to help, I created one. My friend Lindsay and her two kids really saved the say. She helped me wrangle the kids, move at a steady pace, and keep the peace. Most of all she helped me keep my sense of humor.
Saturday we took the kids to the Los Angeles Zoo, played and had lunch. The kids had a ball.
When we got home we had another play date and played in the pool. That night, movie night with:
Pete's Dragon! (My favorite from childhood!)
Sunday (church was having a service at the beach and it was too cold for the kids), Lindsay, my sister wife and I, took the kids to the Museum Of Natural History.
They saw an amazing dinosaur exhibit, animals from Africa and North America, rain forests, prairies and went to the Discovery Center. They loved it. Lunch outside at the cafe and then home.
One of the best parts about my new sister wife was she had a mini van. Even though I have sworn on a stack of hot mama bibles I would never get one, I have to tell you it was too fun being all in one car!!! Still not getting one.
After all this excitement we came home to see the Mr in the driveway. He helped me get the kids inside. I have to say I was a little sad to see him and say goodbye to my sister wife Lindsay. Having another mother around with the same philosophy, sense of humor, and ages of kids really made life great.
So if you're husband leaves you with the kids for the weekend, make sure you have two things. A schedule of fun events, and a sister wife. Makes all the difference.