Summer Goals with David
There’s nothing really like street food, is there?
My sister would tell you one of the most annoying questions I ask her is,”so what are your goals?” She usually responds with a eye roll and a punch right to my bicep.
I’m goal-oriented, and usually always have a few things that I’m working towards. It may be something like keeping the house cleaner, going through e-mail more quickly or actually finishing a book I start.
With David here, I find that having a plan for the day makes for a much more enjoyable day. Something as small as a pre-planned grocery store trip allows me to be more proactive about getting things done beforehand.
This summer, there are a few goals I have in mind for David and I.
1. I’d love to take an infant+parent swim class. I grew up going to a lake house every summer, and spent plenty of time at the pool throughout my entire adolescence. Assuming David will have a fair amount of water related activities around him, I’d love to feel comfortable about him being in the water.
2. I’d like to continue making his baby food myself. I started making a few purées a couple weeks ago and it was incredibly simple. The idea of making his food sounded fun to me, and so far I’ve really enjoyed it. I think that as long as I block off enough time to prepare his purées beforehand, this can continue to work for us. I’ve made green beans, sweet potatoes, pears and apples. He loves pears and sweet potatoes, but I haven’t ventured into green beans yet.
3. I’d like to make sure he has plenty of time interacting with other kids. I have so enjoyed hanging with my friends that have little babies ever since David arrived. The camaraderie and level of understanding makes for an instantly deeper connection. Historically, David is a little standoffish and shy when we go to a new place. This, of course, could be due to him being 6 months old but it may be a personality trait as well. I was very shy as a kid and I wonder if he’ll have that same disposition.
Those goals are pretty simple, I know, but nonetheless it’s nice to know we are working on something!
David is chillin’ in the 4mom’s Breeze Playard, which may just be the easiest play yard to set up and take down. It’s a one-step open and close and it doesn’t require sweat, frustration, or an extra pair of hands. I remember when Justin and I were registering, we tested opening and closing a few different playards in the aisles of Buy Buy Baby. After about 15 minutes of trying to put together some obnoxious ones that I’m fairly certain were created only to frustrate parents, we settled on picking the Breeze.
We hope to have more children one day, and are sure that this will be the only playard we’ll use.
Justin is an engineer, so efficiency and effectiveness are high on his list. We are both 4moms believers!
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