In our various guest interviews over the years, Sarah and I have asked people to describe “a day in the life.” We are fine with people recounting a “typical” day, but longtime readers and listeners know that there is no such thing as a typical day. Each day features its own quirks, and our descriptions about a typical day (which, incidentally, almost never follow the format of a Saturday, or Sunday, or even a Friday, even though those three days together comprise almost half the week…) are often as much about how we’d like our lives to look than anything else.
So for this episode, Sarah and I decided to describe an actual day in each of our lives. We did not choose the same days because we had moved around the recording and we wanted to choose days from that particular week that at least approached typicality. (My first overnight business trip in 21 months was not exactly a normal day in any way, shape, or form!).
Anyway, take a listen to hear what life looks like. In my case there was a lot of kid shuttling, though also a nice trail run in the morning. And getting kids down at night always seems to take longer than it should (though we are slowly settling into our school year discipline).
Please give the episode a listen! And if you were thinking of joining our Patreon community, now would be a great time. We have our first online discussion tonight (9/28 at 8 p.m. eastern) — the Zoom link is over at the page. Also, we’ve got a great discussion thread going there about childcare back-up options. If you’re curious what other people do when school is suddenly closed for an inexplicable power outage and both you and your partner have to be in the office…well, go check it out!