To finish the story...
Unfortunately the dogs haven't caught on to the meaning of the weekend. Their internal alarm clocks wake them up at the same time as during the week. They stretch, shake and even lick me awake. Sometimes I can hold them off until 7:00 am but that's if I'm lucky! I take over dog duty on the weekends- feeding them, letting them outside and giving Toby his pills. I resist the urge to fall back into bed with your Dad (most of the time) and get my day started early.
I tidy up around the house, start a load of laundry and maybe run the dishwasher. If I feel adventurous I might make pancakes for breakfast, and if I feel lazy I do a run to Panera and wake your Dad up with a steaming cup of hot coffee on his nightstand. Eventually I take a shower so I look presentable for the rest of the day, and continue on with the day's chores. Those could include cleaning, organizing, odd jobs around the house like hanging art, yard work, paying bills, running to the grocery store and running to the pet store for dog food or other supplies.
We also like to plan fun things to do on the weekends like see friends and family, build LEGO sets, watch movies and cuddle on the couch. We tend to eat out on the weekends because we're usually running around town and it's more convenient that way. By the time Sunday night rolls around we're pretty exhausted and get to bed nice and early so we're refreshed for the Monday morning wake-up.
Mia, I can only imagine what kind of destruction you'll do to this lovely little schedule. Your Dad and I have already started brainstorming about your needs and which one of us will be responsible for what. Who will drop you off at daycare? Who will pick you up? Who will make dinner? Who will get up with you in the middle of the night? Who will take primary care of the dogs? We're trying to plan, and trying to prepare, but like I've said before, we're leaving most of the schedule up to you. Your Dad and I are a team and we're ready to adapt our schedule to meet your needs- whatever and whenever they are.
We love you, Mia, and we're as ready as we're ever going to be!