The third day of my challenge to simplify my life by taking a minimalist approach to what I consume was a little less involved than Day 2. This doesn’t mean my day was any less involved.
- 10 am – Pick the kids up at their mom’s place
- 10:30 am – stop for breakfast when I am informed on the way home by Drake and Daniela that mom did not feed them
- 10:45 am. – deal with a difficult tenant when I arrive home (the less than landlord-friendly Ontario rental system will be a blog subject for another day),
- 11 am – get ready for a long day ahead
- 11:20 am – leave for the rink to get Drake to an exhibition hockey game in Pickering
- 11:55 am – drive to local Dollar Store to pick up items for a work event later that day
- 12:10 pm – arrive back at the rink, get Daniela set up with popcorn and a mobile device to keep her occupied while Drake’s game is on
- 12:50 pm – join Drake’s team as I will be on the bench helping
- 1 – 2:15 pm – help on the bench as Drake’s team gets a little lesson from a much better team
- 2:30 – 3:30 pm – drive from Pickering to Molson Canadian Amphitheatre for work event. The kids are in tow as Daniela is meeting a friend to attend the concert
- 3:30 – 5 pm – help set up our VIP area before doors open
- 5 – 9:30 pm – help host the VIP area for our event
- 9:30 – 10:15 pm – drive home with Drake
- 11 – 11:30 pm – pick up Daniela from friend’s place (they are exhausted but they had fun!)
- 11:30 pm – 12 am – get kids ready for bed
Part of the reason I posted this was because I bristle at the commonly held belief which permeates media, the public and indeed our government through our Family Court system that many dads are not often heavily involved in the lives of their children. We often hear about “Super moms” balancing life and work but when have you seen a nod in the media to the “Super dads”? If I sound as if I think that dads are marginalized by society in many ways while mothers take up the lion’s share of the oxygen when it comes to parenting. Bingo!!!
Given this schedule I leaned on Daniela to keep the ball rolling on my month long challenge of Letting Go. She did a fabulous job of cleaning out unwanted, unworn and/or too small clothing items all to be donated to charity. Photos of her basket of items plus one of some more finds in the back of my closet which will be finding a new home are below.
Bring on Day 4!!