Weekly review: Week ending September 7, 2018

  • Gross motor
    • A- went up the slide many times. She also slid down the big slides by herself. She liked swinging in the big kid swing, pumping her legs back and forth.
    • A- walked along the ropes of the climbing structure, holding the ropes and my hand for balance.
    • A- liked running up the hill and coming back for a hug whenever I blew the whistle. Sometimes she even ran a little out of sight. She also enjoyed being chased and picked up.
    • A- jumped forward from the pillow and landed on her hands on the bed several times. She loved pouncing.
  • Fine motor
    • A- asked me to make playdough fruits so that she could cut them.
  • Sensory
    • We made up for the indoor days this week with time outside: lots of walks, some reading outside, and plenty of playground time.
  • Language
    • I’ve been telling A- the truth: I’m done with nursing. This morning, she woke up saying, “I’m not done! I’m not done!”
    • A- had fun with opposites, and her pairings amused all of us. She answered us when we asked her what was the opposite of something (“What’s the opposite of light?” “Dark!”) and also posed her own questions. (“What’s the opposite of drink?” “What?” “Stop drinking!”). According to A-, the opposite of playground is JFRC (the drop-in centre), and the opposite of JFRC is library (because the JFRC is in the basement and the library is upstairs). The opposite of put away is play, and the opposite of cat is kitten.
    • Talking about our cats: “Luke is patient. Luke is not scratchy.”
    • A- asked me to read “What Does the Fox Say?” six times in a row. She liked repeating the made-up sounds from the book/song.
    • A- said she did not like my pointy shirt (shirts with collars), so I changed into something else.
  • Self-care and independence
    • A- cut up cherries with a butter knife.
  • Eating
    • A- really liked the carrots that I cut into flower shapes.
    • A- really liked the pesto Jen made using penne pasta. She doesn’t like fusilli at the moment, so maybe we’ll try penne at home.
  • Sleep
    • A- kept resisting sleep, but was probably just cold. Eventually I thought of suggesting she wear pajamas. She fussed a little more, and then curled up with me and slept.
    • A- was in the carrier. I suggested that she take a nap, and after a lot of talking, she eventually did.
  • Social
    • We visited Morgan, Cathy, and M-. A- loved playing with marbles and bubbles, and she enjoyed eating the duck wrap.
    • A- reminded me to look both ways when crossing the street, and insisted that I do it again whenever I forgot.
    • A- liked riding in the wagon with E-.
    • A- did not want me to come in for bedtime reading. W- read to her instead.
  • Pretend
    • A- pretended to be Yaya Irene. She cleaned her play area, and then put the chairs upside down on top of the table and pretended to sweep under the table.
    • A- played dentist with Lullaby Lamb as her patient. She also liked being the patient with W- as the dentist chair.
  • Kaizen
    • After I misplaced and found my library card, I decided to finally photocopy the barcode and stick it on my phone case. The library scanner read it fine. Hooray!
  • Us
    • I woke up early and sewed a pair of shorts for myself!
    • I sewed matching shorts for A- too. She liked wearing the same kind of clothes that I was wearing.
    • I hung out with Eric Boyd and chatted about delegation.

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Time

Category The other week Last week Diff h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 34.3 35.1 0.7 58.9 1.3
A- 43.2 30.8 -12.4 51.8 -20.9
Personal 9.4 12.9 3.5 21.7 5.8
Unpaid work 6.3 11.7 5.4 19.6 9.1
Discretionary – Family 3.0 2.8 -0.2 4.6 -0.3
Discretionary – Productive 1.9 2.4 0.5 4.1 0.9
Discretionary – Play 0.6 1.6 0.9 2.6 1.5
Discretionary – Social 0.3 1.4 1.1 2.4 1.9
Business 1.0 1.4 0.4 2.3 0.7

I managed to do a little consulting when Kathryn Everest came over so that I could help her with Tableau. Also, more time cooking this week, but a bit of negative productivity when I made a mistake that wasted the chicken and vegetables I was cooking. Boo. More practice! Also, I got a bit better at tracking walks separately from childcare, and I managed to have two afternoon naps along with A-.

Next week: ocularist, music classes.