Jam-Packed Weekend: Yay or Nay?Christine Coppa
Yawn. It’s Monday. Can you believe it? The weekend was good to us. I’m one of those parents that likes to jam-pack my weekend with fun stuff to do. I like to keep my kid engaged, busy and stimulated. So, on Friday night we met my family at Positano in Wayne. My friend owns the place so JD got the royal treatment and got to make a pizza. I’ve learned that letting JD cook or at least help with mealtime prep is a great way to get him to eat! And eat he did. He gobbled up his broccoli, mushroom pizza and a side of ziti marinara. By the time we got home we were both ready to crash.
On Saturday, my friend, Jemma, and her cousin, Zora, (who is JD’s age) came over to swim and BBQ. I love having these adult/kid play-dates because everyone ends up having fun in the sun. JD and Zora got along great, playing kitchen inside, splashing in the pool, picnicking on snacks, chalking and playing ball in the courtyard while Jemma grilled. They left around 7 PM and we were exhausted. The heat and action really kicked our butts. We both showered quickly, changed into jammies and snuggled before bed.
Yesterday was quiet and extremely hot. If this makes sense, it was actually too hot to play in the pool. The air was extremely thick and there was no breeze. I declared it lazy SundayFUNday. We took the Jeep to a car wash, watched superhero cartoons under the covers in my bed with the AC blasting, got sprinkle Munchkins at Dunkin Donuts, and visited a local pet store. This may seem odd since we don’t have any pets, but we do this all the time when the weather is off. JD loves to look at the fish, birds, snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, mice and ferrets. He pushes a little cart around and I usually let him pick something out for my Mom’s dog, Max, who lives at the shore. Yesterday, a local shelter was hosting an adoption so JD made friends with some pups looking for a home, sigh, just not our home.
It was a great weekend. JD passed out at 7:30 PM last night. Always a good sign that we got a lot of fun in!
I like to be busy on the weekends. Do you? How did you spend your weekend?
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