Monday, February 11, 2013
Everybody Loves Saturday Night?
In Jackson's music class we sing a song called, "Everybody Love's Saturday Night".
And as we are banging our drums and singing along I can't help but think, who is this "everybody" because clearly this room is full of toddlers and moms and I'm fairly certain none of us love Saturday night.
Lately my weekends haven't felt much like weekends. They have felt like every other damn day except that we don't have a fun pre-planned activity. No preschool, no music class, no library story hour.
And it seems that Saturday and Sunday have become the most exhausting days of the week.
Also John has been working weekends. Which means I'm on my own, again.
Weekends used to be something to look forward to. On Friday night John used to ask me what our plans were and I would rattle off a list of options. Saturday night used to warrent a new outfit, make up and cocktails. Sunday mornings were spent leisurely in bed. Weekends were what I lived for.
And while I don't miss those days, I still want weekends to mean something. I want to fill them with family fun. I don't want to sit home and play kitchen or watch another episode of Mickey Mouse Club House. I don't want to be tied to a routine.
So on Friday night I finally said something to John about it. And on Sunday we went to the aquarium and out to lunch. Then in the afternoon he humored me while I shopped for new boots for our upcoming trip to NYC. Side bar, what is it about NYC that makes me feel like I need new black boots?
And it was a good weekend. I didn't feel like I was running a marathon to bed time. I didn't feel like rushing Jack up to bed promptly at 7. Because it felt like we had fun as a family. That we enjoyed our time together, rather than just going through the motions. It didn't feel forced or stressful. It felt like a weekend and it felt good.
John and I are going to work on making our family time together more fun filled.
How do you keep your weekends fun?