Day Dates

My time is stretched thin. Too thin. Maybe I’m just not good at time management. Between my work schedule and trying to keep the kids on a routine, it appears that there just isn’t enough me to go around.

My solution? Day dates.

If I just plot out a couple hours, one day a week for everyone, that I should be able to keep a smile on all of their faces. In theory.

What it comes down to now, is finding things we can do that will pique their interests and not leave moths flying out of my pockets.

Here is a list of things I think we’ll give a try:

Como Zoo
Mill City Museum
Saints Game
a movie
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Science Museum
Children’s Museum
Minnehaha Regional Park
Sea Life
Fort Snellling
Queen Boat Ride
Edinborough Park
Crayola Experience
Vertical Endeavors
Dodge Nature Center
Bunker Beach
Afton Apple Orchard
Discovery Hollow

Who knows what will actually happen. And do I then make sure to do all of the same things with all of the kids? Or do I do different adventures with everyone? If I make it a weekly thing, that does come down to 36 separate things to do. Suggestions are welcome of course. If I recycle some of the places, I will definitely make it through the summer at least. I think that getting to a new park/outdoor activity as much as possible throughout the summer should be the main goal.

Being outdoors is one of my favorite things to do but my work/sleep schedule can throw things off quite a bit. I’ll try to document my dates each week and see what all we can get accomplished.


Author: Brixanne

mom, step mom, wife... all the $#!+ they don't tell you about motherhood

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