Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

The Quiet Apartment

It's been a busy work week for me and I've had a not so great work schedule and it's left me with little down time to write on my blog. I love writing in this space and find it helps me to decompress and focused and even keep me feeling inspired. Oh, how I've have missed it! When I got off work this morning I came home to an empty quiet apartment and I knew that there was a good chance that a little blog writing might get done this afternoon.

The apartment was so quiet because my husband was off walking our boy to daycare. Right from the get go we have had a pretty unique child care situation and have been very fortunate not to have needed full time daycare or even a regular at home nanny. Over the past few months we have sent Ben off to a local Yaletown home daycare and he L-O-V-E -S the woman that runs it. She is quite like the Mary Poppins of at home day care and we are truly lucky to have found her. Today, while I slept and my husband worked from home, Ben went off to her home for a fun day of adventure. I know he will come home with many stories about his day out with Mary Poppins.

My boys absence has left me with a lazy afternoon to myself, and while I did sleep a good chunk of the day, I also took the opportunity to step outside and get a little vitamin D from this lovely sunny Vancouver afternoon. I slowly walked to the local coffee shop where I sat and sipped a delicious cappuccino, and then I lazily browsed the newsstand before picking up the current issue of In Style magazine and heading home.

This magazine will end up with shriveled corners as I'm a major bathtub reader and am notorious for accidentally dipping the edges into the bath water!

I plan to do absolutely no cooking or cleaning for the rest of the day, instead I'm going to enjoy the last few moments of this quiet apartment before my boy gets home. I've informed my husband that we are going out for dinner someplace with a sunny patio and when I get back home I'm going to get right back into my pyjamas!


Tarable said...

I love days like this.  Bonus that the sun came out today, which I also enjoyed today.

May 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Molly R. said...

Now that is how to spend an afternoon. Especially after working a night shift!

May 31, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Swank Mama said...

I want to know more about this nanny!  She sounds like a winner!  Thankfully, we have our mother-in-law who looks after Lil J.  I don't know what I'd do without her....

May 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Kristin said...

Oh that sounds like the perfect afternoon and evening.  Time for you and then some yummy family time too!  Well done!  

May 31, 2011 at 11:36 PM  

She was a great find through a neighbour friend. We haven't needed to commit full time so she has been casual for us. Truly a great find!

June 1, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Amanda @ Lilahbility said...

Sounds glorious!  I loves me a good bathtub read, too.

June 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Kami said...

That sounds fabulous!  I feel like I am working 24-7 lately and a day off sounds absolutely blissful.  I just have to figure out how to fit that in.

Glad you enjoyed yours!

June 1, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

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