Work on weekends – I try not to make a habit out of this(!)

I have decided that this will be a work weekend. It’s going against my own policy, and I don’t like it. However, with an überpregnant wife, it’s not like we’re going to make a spectacular trip or anything. Instead, we spent a lazy morning on the couch and floor, reading children’s books or playing with Duplo. After I brought my son to bed, Heike wanted to also rest. I have been struggling for a couple of weeks to fit all my work in a 40-hour schedule, and although I generally manage, I simply couldn’t find a stretch of a hours to plant my planned field experiment. (I have to say that the weather didn’t cooporate either, but today it did.) So, this afternoon I just put one and one together, and instead of seeing it as a burden, I looked at it as an opportunity. In a couple of hours, I managed to plant three out of five experimental blocks in the field. I will do the same tomorrow, so I can finish the last two. This will definitely alleviate some stress in the final two weeks before my parental leave. A lazy weekend turned productive. To compensate for my work this weekend, I will take an early weekend on Friday – we have a socially distanced Summer Party in the kindergarten. I’m not sure what that is supposed to mean, but it sounds like a perfectly awkward event that I wouldn’t want to miss, if it makes my boy happy.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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