Fridays are my favourite day of the week. Even though I'm with Giselle pretty much 24/7, Fridays seem that much sweeter as we have a little routine going, totally instigated by my little one.
I hit the gym for my favourite hip-hop aerobic dance class at the Goodlife in Loblaws. It's a great arrangement, I've been with the gym since my baby was about 9 months old. One of the best gifts hubby ever got me, was this membership. Nothing like your husband investing in your health - mind and body!
While I'm at class, Giselle is having a great time playing at the childminding facility. The ladies there who watch her are fantastic - they've watched her grow from when she could barely sit. She's also got a group of buddies there now, especially little 4 year old Jacob who's a good pal. But not his little sister who's closer to G's age, because "she's a baby". I hope she doesn't continue to be this "clique-ey"!
After class, and my decadent shower, we do some grocery shopping. But for about the past month, we've gone to the "meals to go" section and picked up a quick lunch, headed back upstairs where there are some tables and umbrellas set up, and a huge window giving you a lovely panoramic view of Hwy 7 and Hwy 407, laying just beyond the breathtaking Loblaws parking lot. Ahhhhhh, you just can't beat the scenery in the burbs!
I did this the first time because I ran into one of my neighbours who was picking up sushi-lunch for her kids. We sat down with her for lunch. So the next time I finished my class, G asked "mommy, go down get lunch and eat upstairs?". I was flabbergasted! (Don't know if I've mentioned it lately, but she's a Chatty Cathy - with an ever expanding vocabulary of unknown origin). And then when we got to the table and set everything up, she actually ATE her chicken - no fries required! Eureka!
So these are my Fridays. A workout, lunch with my itty-bitty gal pal, and some grocery shopping. I'm sure it will be no time before my little G becomes my workout buddy too!