Our week days are always manic, school runs, early trains to catch, rush hour, food shopping after school with two kids (who does that!?) homework, god I hate homework, actual work and on and on and on. It’s the same for everyone with kids & work I know, so when the weekend arrives, it’s like a sigh of relief.
Sometimes, like last weekend, they seem to be full of things to do, that don’t actually achieve anything. The boy had 2 parties last Sunday, they took up the entire day! But sometimes we get to make plans to relax or do something as a family. I’m really looking forward to this weekend.
~A chance to lay in bed later than 6.30am on Saturday morning with the husband while the kids fight over who gets control of the sky box & not caring who wins.
~Time to drink a whole cup of tea, while it’s HOT. This is a very rare occurrence. In fact, I don’t know why I bother making one before 9am during the week. All those wasted teabags.
~Breakfast, together, without cries of “Hurry up and eat your toast otherwise I’ll have to call your teacher and tell her you’re not being good” *cough* my son is like his father, in no hurry, chilled out about times, AKA, a pain in the backside! Whereas GG is like a time Hitler. We *will* be out the door on time and we *won’t* be late for anything. Ever.
~Christmas shopping will start. Every year I state I’m going to be super organised, start in September, have it all wrapped by November, fridge stocked, blah blah. Every bloody year I turn the calendar over to December and think, “shit”. This year is no different. I’ve bought the boy his main present and that’s it.
~We’re going to inspect some Xmas trees. The whole ‘Real vs Fake’ debate is still raging in here. The hubs says fake because they last forever and why waste money on something we’re chucking in a few weeks. I say real because they smell amazing, and because it’s bloody CHRISTMAS! The only reason I am continuing this debate with him is because I want the tree and decs up ASAP. Which means I should go fake. We won’t mention the year we put a real tree up on the 1st December and then spent 6 hours searching for a replacement tree the day before xmas eve because ours was completely bald. That doesn’t get thrown into the discussion each year *at all*.
~We’ll be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary! It’s crazy to think we’ve been together longer than we’ve been apart, (for me anyway old man!) The 12th wedding anniversary is Silk and the flower is Peonies. Two of my favourite things, that must be lucky! We’re going to try and escape for a romantic lunch at some point. Kids with flu are trying to put a stop to that though.
~The Christmas cards will finally be written. The playlist for Christmas eve & day will be decided on. And the lists will be written. Food, presents, booze. Not necessarily in that order.
It might be a packed weekend again, but it will be a productive one & I’m looking forward to it!
What have you got planned for the weekend?
peonies via pinterest, weekend text via moi.
update – the part about being together longer than we’ve been apart, we’ve been together 16 years, married for 12 – I wasn’t 11 when we met!