Weekly review: Week ending April 5, 2019

  • Kaizen
    • I finally got around to setting up LetsEncrypt SSL certificates for my blog, Quantified Awesome, and planet.emacslife.com.
    • I updated my ledger and added more balance assertions.
    • I set up HTTPS for my little tracker, too.
  • Us
    • I decided to spend a little time playing Borderlands 2 with W- while I backed up my files. It was nice to just relax and have fun.
    • I brought the prototype for Magic Books to the drop-in centre, and I sketched a few pages while A- played.
    • It was a little frustrating trying to figure out dinner plans with a friend who’s flying in for a few days. I wonder if it makes sense to meet her at the airport. Still getting the hang of having a kiddo in tow…
    • I managed to put A- to bed by 10 pm, so W- and I watched Deadpool 2.
  • Gross motor
    • A- wanted to go to the park, so I said that we could if she walked there instead of riding in the stroller. She made it!
    • A- was really interested in climbing the structures at the playground.
  • Fine motor
    • A- used her fingers and thumb to pinch the playdough out into a bowl shape.
  • Language
    • A-: “Even if it’s a dwarf planet, Pluto is still a planet.”
      Me: “Pluto isn’t a planet any more.”
      A-: “I’m just using my imagination.”
    • “Where’s daddy? I want to see him. I want to ask him for a little spent time.”
  • Self-care and independence
    • A-‘s been asking for a babysitter, so I booked one from the agency. Maybe I’ll be able to do some consulting, drawing, or organizing while A- practises being independent.
    • A- felt comfortable switching over to the babysitter as soon as I set them up, and she played happily with the babysitter until I came back up from the basement 3.5 hours later. I heard them read lots of books, play music, and play with other toys. It was nice to get some focused work done. When I asked A- about plans for next week, she chose having a sitter at home over going to pretend school or playing with me, so I booked the same person for another day.
  • Eating
    • We had maple-crusted porkloin and bok choy for dinner.
  • Emotion
    • Me: “I’m getting grumpy because I’m hungry, so I’m going to eat.”
      A-: “Snake breath or balloon breath.”
      Me: “…Yes, I can use snake breath to calm down when I’m frustrated.”
      A-: “I gave you choices. I’m a good mother.”
    • Lots of tantrums. Maybe A- was releasing the tension from behaving properly with a stranger all afternoon.
  • Household
    • A- helped spot-clean her stuffed toy Sheep.
    • A- insisted on returning the library books all by herself. She attacked the books on the floor, picked them up one at a time, and slid them through the return slot.
    • A- helped me cut carrots for duck pot pie. I helped her use a serrated steak knife.
    • A- checked out library books all by herself, too.
    • A- sliced the zucchini with a butter knife.
  • Social
    • A- wanted to read a few books while Lola was on video chat. She also wanted to play sungka.
    • A- asked W- to juggle for her. W- said he could only juggle one thing. A- said, “I can juggle two things,” and then proceeded to flail about. Then she said, “I taught Daddy how to juggle.”
    • A- established boundaries around her tower (she wanted to build it by herself). Later, she played together with another kid, even going with her back and forth across the room.
    • After music class, we checked out a protest, went to the Allan Gardens conservatory and playground, and got books from the library and the Children’s Book Bank. A- liked spending time with AW from music class. What a full day!

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Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 34.6 38.2 3.5 64.1 6.0
A- 43.8 46.7 2.9 78.4 4.8
Discretionary – Play 0.4 2.3 1.9 3.9 3.2
Discretionary – Productive 1.8 2.9 1.1 4.9 1.8
Business 2.6 3.4 0.8 5.7 1.4
Discretionary – Family 2.1 0.2 -1.9 0.4 -3.1
Personal 8.6 4.7 -3.9 7.9 -6.6
Unpaid work 6.1 1.6 -4.5 2.8 -7.5