The Weekend That Was...
The Dave Matthews Band at the Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON - June 2, 2012
We officially left the world behind us this weekend as we juggled two concerts, in two distant cities, with no crutches, and an excited Bachaan in tow. It was the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Detroit on Friday night, with Zo sleeping over at Grandad and Bachaan's house. Anthony Keidis and Co. knocked us over.
Flash forward to Saturday morning...scoot to Bachaan's to pick her and Zoey up for a short weekend in Toronto. Drive the 3.5 hours up to the city. Check-in and leave Zoey and her Bachaan to their own devices (dinner, wandering, meeting up with our friend from Japan, Yuka) and shoot to the Molson Amphitheatre for the Dave Matthews Band show...something like our 17 billionth. Then back to the room to a wide awake Zoey party, watching the lights on the CN Tower and visiting.
What's the most creative you've ever gotten with childcare and social enterprise? We dragged Grandma to NYC to help us watch Zo and enjoy the city, on our dime. This time we pulled Bachaan into the fray. For a free trip to the city...travel, hotel, and a little bit of this and that all covered, Bachaan took a few evening hours to show her granddaughter around while Mom and Dad went to the show. We spent Sunday as a family wandering around the city and soaking each other up. It's a great little enterprise.
First, we get to go to a show.
Second, we get to bring Zoey, and not dump her off anywhere.
Third, we get to give Bachaan or Grandma a chance to get out and do something fun...for next to nothing.
Lastly, we get to hang out with Bachaan or Grandma in a cool place. Always a fun part of the deal
Not sure if you've done the same, or if you've even contemplated something similar, but the practice gets two thumbs up from these two discerning parents. So what's the most creative you've ever gotten with travel, fun, and childcare? If someone tells you that you can't have your cake and eat it too, they've never met Bachaan.