It's been almost a year that I've been working 4 day work weeks instead of 5 days. I am SO THRILLED my company offers this as an option and honestly, it makes me work harder to ensure I can keep this privilege. I'm also not going to lie - it has made our life infinitely easier with two working parents, particularly with Jon traveling.
I am a machine on Fridays, busting out insane amounts of chores and tasks. I take full advantage of those 8 kidless hours. Grocery shopping, Target, menu planning, doctor's appointments... it is a super industrious day. The biggest benefit, by far, is that we no longer trek the kids on errands on weekends. We just get to enjoy the weekend as a family. It has been an awesome change for our family.
However, with just 7 Fridays left until the boys start kindergarten, we've decided to use those Fridays to let the boys play hooky. I broke the news last night to the boys that we were going to play hooky on Friday and check out a beach at a local lake. I had no idea how insanely excited they were going to be. Nate literally looked at the sky and shouted with joy.
So our weeks may be a little more hectic until they start kindergarten but it will be SO WORTH IT.
PS. More of Irene's family pictures on the photography blog!