It may seem from the rather infrequent posts that I write about life in residency that it is just the pits. And while some weeks it really does feel like we are navigating the fire swamp, residency does have some pretty good perks. Like paid vacation! Josh had to pick three weeks of vacation back in April, so we kind of just picked random months spread throughout the entire year and today marks the beginning of his first entire week off since we started in July.
He has a full 9 days off and I have to say, we don't even know what to do with ourselves! It's not just a vacation for him, but a vacation for me as well. I have little to no help from Josh during the week and it's not often that we splurge for a baby sitter or that Josh even has time for us to go out together. So having him home for a week provides such a nice break for me from solo child-rearing.
This break comes at a great time since Josh just finished his month of nights a week ago and has been in desperate need of a reboot. He, of course, has some studying to do for the never-ending board exams that always seem to be looming in the not-so-distant future, but other than that, we are planning to relax and spend some quality family time together with little to no mention of doctors, hospitals, patients, and paperwork. Talk about big plans! :)
So cheers to a full week with the all three of us! May we make the most of it.