How weekends change.

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.

kids painting

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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3 Comments

  1. Helen
    February 20, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Had to smile at this – my weekends used to be like this once too!!!!

  2. The Mad House
    February 21, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    You are right things are different, not better or worse, just different

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