Here is my weekend as a DIK (dual income with kids)What a relaxing great weekend I am coming off of.
Day 1 - I personally kicked this holiday weekend off with a trip to http://www.pedalspin.com/ OMG not going for about 6 months really caught me off guard. Then I raced home to get my daughter's hair cut, Starbuck smoothies for the kiddos and water for me (thank you gift card), then to a little lunch at Subway (okay I am in LOVE with their $5 salad and they have Buffalo sauce - but man they put way too much) with my mom and brother and then we packed up our truck with snacks, drinks, blankets even chairs for our first family drive-in experience - KUNG Fu Panda 2. It was a hit even though it was freezing and I made hubby turn the truck around so we could sit in the cab :)
Day 2 - Ahh Sunday we actually slept in until 7ish and I made pancakes and eggs for the family while I bite into my normal Multi grain Cheerios and 1% milk (3 points WW). Then we were getting ready for our trip to Big Bear to check out the zoo. My hubby stated that it would be 40 degrees - YEAH right it is May!!! Well he grabbed our THICK jackets any ways (THANK HEAVENS FOR THAT). As we ventured to the zoo with my in laws we were shivering and watching the outside temperature drop to 38 degrees. As we braved the small zoo we then raced to get some steamed milk for the babies and hot chocolate for us. On our way out GUESS WHAT we were hit with SNOW!! REALLY? May snow??? I was blown away - and thankful for my hubby driving and that he packed us jackets. On the ride home to avoid getting carsick I quickly took a nap until we turned on our street. From there we put the kiddos down for a nap and oh yeah US too. It seemed like 6 pm rolled around very quickly so we had left overs for dinner and I raced out of the house to do the weekly shopping. 3 stores, under 2 hours, around $140 dollars and we now have a full refrigerator!!
Day 3 - WOO HOO extra day off!! Started off lazy dazy. We were having a FAMILY BBQ at my grandparents. We got over there about 10ish where I went to burning paperwork from 2011 (the last year I have anything to do with my old life) and then a little eating, a little sunbathing and a LOT of family laughing. Let's see we had: me, hubby, r 2 kiddos, my cuz, his daughter, his gf, my other cuz, his 2 kids, his 2 cuz, my other cuz and a friend, my brother's gf, my grandparents and my mommy!! What a great day and oh yeah I got sun burnt (I have been drinking tons of water, aloe cream, and showers to restore hopefully).
Day 4 - really??? back to work!!!!
All in all the weekend was greatly need and appreciated a time to just relax be low key.
DO this is what life would have been like as a DINK (dual income no kids)
Day 1 - 4 Lake HAVASU, boating, drinking, eating, friends, sleeping in until whenever, staying up until whenever, doing whatever!!!!
WOW what a difference!!!
I have to say that you can see the big differences between being a DINK and a DIK BUT when it comes down to it I have already did the DINK role and sometimes it is very appealing but I wouldn't want to be without my babies or my life.
Life is good, life is blessed.
What did your Memorial Weekend hold?
Have you dreamed of being a DINK again?