Here I sit on a Thursday night and Nanny S is due to come back on Monday.
Things I've noticed while she's been away:
she's much, much better at keeping up with the laundry than I am
D took all his shirts and two of Connor's school shirts to an ironing service on Monday because I simply don't iron. Ever.
I've been doing a load every two days - first colours, then whites, etc. I did a whites load today and there's enough for another whites load tomorrow but I'm going to just ignore it until Saturday so D can help.
our food lasts so much longer
for some reason, we have only had to buy fruit (the same fruit we usually buy every week) once every two weeks.
I go through cleaning cloths super quickly
I have a love relationship with microfibre cleaning cloths. I have a ton so I use one a day and toss in the wash because I can't stand the slightest bit of smell :)
the kids are getting away with murder with her
She's definitely picking up after them a bit too much. We don't do that at all and find ourselves telling them to pick up their stuff, wipe down/shake crumbs off placemats, put clothes in the laundry basket, etc.
Connor really loves a star chart
Every day he asks me for his list and tackles that list with singular focus. He's super motivated by a goal like I am.
Kendra is motivated by chilling :)
She couldn't care less about stars but just wants to be done so she can laze around (this is Francois blood!)
So while we're excited to have Nanny S back, it does make me think we could probably do with only 3 full days or half days!
We've planned to go eat out on Sunday to celebrate all of our hard work these two weeks :)
What are you excited about these days?