Thursday, August 2, 2007

TT#24 - 13 Activities


My husband and son left this morning for a 10-day trip to the United States for a family wedding. These are 13 of the things my 3.5 year old daughter and I will be doing to survive pass the time while they're gone.

1. Playgroup (hopefully twice)

2. Swimming - we should get to the pool 3 or 4 times at least

3. Dora! I bought us a pair of ridiculously expensive tickets to go see the live Dora show that they're putting on here in Tel Aviv. This is a major big deal to my Dora-obsessed daughter.

4. Brunch with friends (unfortunately the same day as the Dora show, it would have been better if they were on different days)

5. Visit to a new indoor playspace with friends and then get dinner together, there or elsewhere

6. Take the car to the car wash (did this today actually)

7. 3 different therapy appointments

8. Haircut? (not sure, Maya's often less than cooperative about haircuts, and her bangs aren't that long yet)
9. Out for ice cream (that will kill a half hour at least)

10. Weekly kids activity at the pool Tuesday afternoon (must check schedule and see what they're doing next week. Ugh, I just checked and it's juggling and stilt-walking. Not very good for a preschooler. Oh well, maybe the play place over there will have something going on.)

11. Hopefully mooch receive at least one invitation to friends' for dinner

12. Loads of educational arts and crafts and other very beneficial activities Watch way too many videos

13. Count down the minutes until daddy and Itai get home (a la Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)

Thankfully we've started off on a good foot. Maya was delightful this evening. We had a lot of fun together and then she fell asleep easier than she has in months. Please, please, PLEASE let the new bedtime routine be becoming a success! Things will go very well these next ten days if we are both well-rested, and much less well if we're not.

Check back in for next week's list to see if I still have my sanity. If I do, I may have actually completed the list of my favorite literary characters that's been hanging around in draft form for a while now.






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39 comments:

SusieJ said...

It sounds like you have a plan. Time will go fast.

Sue said...

My niece just adores Dora too .. :) Sounds like you've got a great plant to get through .. :) Happy TT

Tink said...

You'll survive! At least you've got enough to do! :-)
Thanks for visiting my geography TT!

JennieBoo said...

FUN!

What a great Mommy you are!

Thanks for sharing.

Happy TT!

Damozel said...

Enjoy it. I hope you get lots of dinner invitations.

pussreboots said...

Have fun. Happy TT.

Suprina said...

Oh Aimee and I would love to join you and Maya for Ice Cream. Aimee would just love Maya!

Great TT!
Hope it goes swimmingly with you two!

DK said...

I wish you a fabulous "girls only" vacation! Sounds like you've got a very good plan :) Keep us posted on all the fun AND hubby's return. Happy TTing!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You'll do just fine, Robin. I have faith in you.

And you're right: when all else fails, there are videos.

Nicholas said...

You and always go to the car wash again if time really drags!

MamaLee said...

The time will fly, I'm sure. Try to enjoy it!

Happy TT!

Lori said...

You guys are going to have a blast!! They will be home before you know it;) Happy TT.

Nicole said...

aww I hope you guys have a blast! I'm really glad I found you and enjoyed your TT.

The Gal Herself said...

So Dora and Swiper are big news in Tel Aviv, too? I had no idea! Sounds like you and your little girl have a lot of great bonding time ahead of you.

L^2 said...

Ice cream and swimming sound great to me. Hope you two have lots of fun together. :-)

Crimson Wife said...

My DH spent 2 summers doing internships in another city while he was in grad school and it was really tough on DD & me. I hope the time passes quickly for you!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I'm sure that the time will pass quickly!

The Cat Realm said...

Those 10 days will pass like nothing!
Video and playing sounds great to us.
We pass time like this by sleeping looooooong hours....

Nancy said...

You can have great bonding with her before she gets to be a pre-teen. It will be over before you know it.

Gattina said...

That's a nice occupation to go to the car wash, lol !

Tilly Greene said...

Dora is a good find...she'll be quoting this to you for days :-) I always had a good selection of disney flicks for watching.

Good lucky and have fun!

Robin said...

I hope it won't be all over when she hits her pre-teen years Nancy, just on a (long but ultimately temporary) hiatus, they way my own relationship with my mother bounced back. (If you're curious, see my post "No Market For Used Teenagers" a few posts back.)

impworks said...

Hope you manage to do everything and have a great time :-)

Janet said...

After driving 5 hours on two seperate days with a 3 year old, I give you mothers credit for not going (forgive the expression) postal!!! Holy MOG are kids demanding!!!

Qtpies7 said...

I hope all goes well and you have a great time!

Kristi K. said...

I hope you enjoy your time together. Sounds like you already are! My daughter is 15 now and I wonder where the time went. Those early years are so precious! ;)

My 13 is "13 Things I Learned on my Recent Trip to Canada."

Happy Thursday!

Sparky Duck said...

There are never too many videos!

This Eclectic Life said...

It will go well, but know that when you have a list like that you get through it pretty quickly! Make up a few more ideas for the "just in case!"

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

I love swimming. So do my three sons.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Sounds like you certainly won't be bored. I hope you and your daughter have much fun!

Toni said...

Yep, you've got Survival 101 covered.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Kelly said...

Hope you enjoy all of that quality time together! Sounds like fun to me.

Heather Rae Scott said...

You have a plan and you'll both do great. Have faith.

Malcolm: said...

Wow, you have a full plate... those 10 days are going to go by so fast! I got a good laugh out of #s 11 and 12.

Jessica Morris said...

Aww! I hope the time goes fast for you! Have fun at the Dora event =)

Jen M. said...

You've got a plan - that is too organized! The days will fly by!

I just read over at Bossy that some Dora toys are being recalled because of lead paint...just FYI since you probably have a lot of her stuff.

Robin said...

We did have one of them (!!) but thankfully ours was purchased earlier and was NOT part of the recall. Whew!

Thanks for you good wishes everyone. We're certainly keeping busy (and dare I say having fun) so far. Having just one at home is a lot easier than being alone with both, which I've done a number of times too.

Lady G~ said...

I soooo use to enjoy our "girl days" when my Fair Maidens were wee ones. Even now that they are older, we still have our "girl days". :o)

Treasure this time, they grow up too fast....

Linda said...

Good luck with that! It can be hard to be left behind.

Many thanks for visiting my TT at Raven's Roads. :)

Linda

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