Recently my fab pal Jen at The Madhouse wrote about Holidays pre kids and how things change. its such a funny post and it made me think. How different life used to be when money and self focus were plentiful. I thought about
Weekends when I worked and had no kids…
Oh I loved weekends. I longed for them every weekday. I would go out for brunch every Saturday and spend hours reading the papers. During the week I would check out the cinema times and see if there were any new movies for me to see. Invariably I spent a Saturday afternoon at the cinmea, watching one (or perhaps even 2!) new movies then this would be followed by dinner and drinks with friends. Sundays might be a gallery, shopping or going to the threatre. All about money and me me me!
How times change
Now money is tight and the kids are the main focus of my life, with their many activities, friends, wishlists of things to do and needs.
Still, I have just had a very lovely weekend. Here’s what I have been doing:
Lying in bed till 9 am ! Such an absolute treat largely because it is so rare!
Watching Come Dine with Me uninterrupted whilst the children quietly played upstairs.
Photo Credit: Eric May
Making a huge painting with my children of spring – it took hours!
Running my little toddler church group
Reading with my ‘baby’ and playing chess with my son.
Being at a park really early in the morning.
Baking our own bread, a big pile of cupcakes and a big lasagne out of all out fridge bits!
Pleasures are simpler, different now and not all about me and spending but they are sweet and special too.
How weekends change.
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