Sunday, September 30, 2012

Grateful for lazy weekends

As a mom of three little boys - a Pre-K and Kindergartner and a newborn - life has been a bit crazy lately. We've had to adjust to a new schedule of waking up every morning at 6:45am to get Ethan, 5, out the door for school while juggling the logistics of feeding Hudson (2 months) at just the right time and making sure Aiden is either dressed for school too (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or ready to walk with us to drop Ethan off.

I want to be the "do it all" type - PTA mom, Susie homemaker, volunteer, advocate for my kids, etc. and I'm grateful that I am able to "stay at home" to take on these roles. My days are filled with running around, making appointments, keeping up the house and trying to make time for a shower now and then. I love it, don't get me wrong. But sometimes it can be tough.

As the weeks come to an end, I glance at my calendar to see what is on our agenda for the weekend. Often times it is jam packed with the fun stuff we can't do as a family throughout the busy week. Going to community events, heading out to the park to enjoy the weather, squeezing in as much as we can before the daily grind starts all over again on Monday.

We love having fun and doing things together, however sometimes I wonder if we try to do too much. Which is why the few times a month when the Saturday and Sundays are wide open with no plans scratched into my planner, I breathe a long sigh of relief. Ahhhh. No obligations. No appointments. No schedule. No reason to get out of our pajamas if we don't want to. It's wonderful.

This was one of those lazy, rainy, stay at home and read books on the couch weekends. And I am so grateful it was.

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