Weekly review: Week ending March 15, 2019

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  • Kaizen
    • I tweaked the Emacs Lisp functions that I use for categorizing Emacs News so that it’s easier to cancel.
  • Us
    • W- and I watched Crazy Rich Asians.
    • I finally updated Chrome on my laptop.
    • My brain was buzzing from code, so it was a little hard to sleep.
    • I realized that I’m okay with not signing up for lots of classes and camps. I’d still like A- to find things she enjoys doing and spend time getting better at them, but I’m less worried about making sure the days are structured and filled.
    • W- and I watched the latest Johnny English movie. It was funny.
  • Field trip
    • We went to Riverdale Farm, and A- liked looking at the sheep. We met up with Rebecca and AW-. from music class and hung out at the playground. Afterwards, A- and I went to the Children’s Book Bank. We went home during rush hour, which was a bit of a challenge with a stroller.
  • Gross motor
    • We practised walking to the drop-in centre and the supermarket.
  • Self-care and independence
    • After A- chewed through two gum massagers, W- went on a quest to find a gum massager that could stand up to a teething toddler. The Zoli Chubby Gummy seems to be holding up nicely.
    • A- said her eye still hurts. She rubbed her head a few times.
    • I took A- to our family doctor, who couldn’t figure out what was going on with A-‘s eye. She set up a referral to Sick Kids in case we needed it. It’s hard to tell if A- is serious or pretending, but it doesn’t seem to be getting in the way of her playing, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
  • Eating
    • We celebrated Pi Day by making chicken pot pie and buying apple pie. A- only wanted crust.
  • Emotion
    • A- had a tantrum over not being allowed under the mat.
    • A- had tantrums because she was hungry and tired.
  • Social
    • We bumped into Alexandra and E- on the sidewalk and again at the library. While E- and A- played, Alexandra told me how she’s been having a hard time figuring out the deadlock between getting after-school care and finding work.
    • A- and I had a bit of a conflict over touching. She’s still getting used to the idea of respecting other people’s space.
    • We went on a train adventure with Jen and E- to Oshawa and right back again. A- had fun chasing Jen up and down ramps. The kids enjoyed sharing snacks and learning about the topics in the little encyclopedia that Jen brought. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing at Jen’s house.
  • Other
    • We happened to catch a play at the library–one of the events they organized for March Break. It was a bit heavy on propaganda for healthy living and emotional regulation, but the kids were amused by the improv games after the play. A- watched the whole thing patiently.

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Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary – Family 0.3 5.0 4.7 9.6 7.9
Personal 5.4 8.5 3.1 16.2 5.1
Business 0.6 1.5 0.9 2.9 1.5
Sleep 34.5 34.9 0.3 66.6 0.5
Discretionary – Social 0.9 1.2 0.3 2.2 0.4
Unpaid work 5.3 4.5 -0.8 8.7 -1.4
Discretionary – Play 4.9 3.2 -1.7 6.1 -2.8
Discretionary – Productive 2.7 0.5 -2.2 0.9 -3.7
A- 45.3 40.8 -4.6 77.9 -7.7
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