Parental tag team is necessary when adults need to get away and handle responsibilities. Scheduling personal time when you have a toddler requires teamwork between Mom and Dad as well as whomever else you’re lucky enough to rely on. Take today, when Sonyo had a freelance meeting with a producer. This meant a long drive to Hollywood at around mid-day.
Parental tag-team means Stepping Up to Help Your
After we all ate breakfast, I watched Ariabella to allow Sonyo the time she needed not only for the
commute and meeting but also for editing today’s video. And while I performed my part of this parental tag-team, I was able to get an hour- and 10-minute workout in at the YMCA, while Ariabella played at the daycare. Of course she pulled her usual crying routine when I dropped her off, making me feel like a horrible father, but when I returned to pick her up she was busy playing and even hugging on one of the male workers. What a flirt!
Ariabella Loves to Sleep in the Car
We left the YMCA and stopped at Target to purchase a new umbrella—with our unusual storms of late here in Southern California they were all out. Not more than 5 minutes after driving away from the store, Ariabella fell asleep in her car seat. By then the rain had stopped and I could see blue skies out over the ocean. We drove around Palos Verdes for a good hour to make sure she got a good nap.
Ariabella woke up right on cue as we returned home. I changed her diaper, fed her some yogurt, and we took the dogs for a walk. Not long after we got back, Sonyo walked in the front door. Perfect timing!
Parental Tag-Team Can Benefit All
The wife had a promising meeting, I got my workout done for the day, Ariabella played and took a nap. I even got a load of dishes washed as I wrote this article. That’s a pretty successful day when you have a toddler.