Weekends for us are a time for family - just the 4 of us. We go on adventures, we eat at our favorite restaurant, Willies, and we just enjoy each other.
Last weekend (Saturday) started off with a swim meet. I noticed with some families one or the other parent was there to root the children on, while the other parent left to enjoy some quiet time at home. We are doing everything together lately (and enjoying every minute of it!) so all four of us were there during the entire swim meet. Most of my friends had long since taken off and left the "dads" to stay and root for the kids.
After the swim meet we went to eat lunch then came back home hung out together. No chores, no cleaning, just enjoying each others' company.
So it's no wonder that when Monday morning comes around, I spend hours cleaning and organizing the house back into shape after the kids leave for school at 7:20 a.m. and Phil leaves for work. It's just that before I know it, the kids are home from school and off we go to swim practice, then home to make dinner, clean, put the kids to bed and then I realize....I get to do this all over again tomorrow. Minus a couple hours of clean time. I did all the laundry today. Yay!
This week also marks the last week of school. Thursday, June 4 is the last day school! So I'm gearing up for summer. I will have literally no time to myself which equates to very minimal writing time.
Alas! I have an idea. Sean just finished 1st grade and can now read pretty darn well. Amanda just finished 3rd grade, and is well on her way to reading 300 page novels! So I'll just have "quiet time" for them to read and I can work on my writing...or read. I'm reading "The Hummingbirds Daughter" by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Thank you God for my children. I love them dearly.