Now that bébé is napping better, we are actually able to do a lot more on weekends. Before we never knew if we’d have 20 minutes or 2 hours to ourselves. But now we can be confident that we can actually sit down and have a proper meal, or watch an entire movie without being interrupted. Not that those are the only things we do, just the things we do most often . . .
Today for some reason, I spent almost his entire morning nap time watching videos about different planners. Like, paper, spiral-bound planners. A friend had posted about hers, and I checked out the site, and somehow just got sucked into the comparisons of all the different brands that are out there.
This is the first year in a long time that I haven’t had a paper planner. Getting ready for bébé involved lots of appointments, and it was just easier to keep track of them on my phone rather than trying to remember to write them down in a notebook somewhere, so I stopped using my 2014 planner early last year.
However, I am also quite particular about my week/month layout, and none of the planners I have found in France have really met my needs, so I didn’t really have the time/energy to go looking through the thousands that are out there to find one I liked. It seems so silly, but only once did I find one here that had a two-page monthly spread before the weekly pages. And when I wanted to buy the same one the following year, they’d taken out the monthly pages! Judging by the videos and comments about the different brands, I am not the only one who is particular about this kind of thing . . .
Perhaps it wasn’t the most productive way to spend an hour and a half, but now I am all excited to buy one this summer and “pretty plan”. I still can’t believe I actually spent that long looking at websites and watching videos of people talking about planners, but really, it was research – planning to plan is the first step to actually planning, right? And while my phone is fine for reminding me of doctor’s appointments, as bébé gets bigger and our social life starts getting a little more interesting, I know we’ll have a lot more to keep track of. The keepsake/crafty aspect of a lot of the brands is nice too – I don’t always remember to update the baby book, and it’s a way to feel creative while staying organized at the same time.
Now I just need to remember to actually buy one. I need a planner to plan to buy a new planner, ha!