Friday, July 30, 2010

My Version of Christmas in July

The weekend is finally here. In my eyes, every Friday night is like Christmas Eve. Endless possibilities await us, wrapped in shiny paper, too pretty to open.

Have you ever received a gift that you wished you hadn't unwrapped? One that was much more lovely with its tucked corners and perfectly placed bow?

Sometimes I feel like that about the weekend. Don't get me wrong; I am in love with the weekend, but I have this vision of what the weekend will be and when I tear open the paper, I am disappointed. Not because the gift itself is a let down, but because it doesn't completely belong to me. I always have to give it back on Monday.


My intention is always to balance family fun, household chores and some "me" time. On Saturday morning, I am very positive and energetic with many goals in mind. I think to myself, "I can totally clean the entire house top to bottom, spend quality time with Matty and hubby, read a book while working on my tan, write a poem and maybe even work on one of hundreds of artsy project ideas that I have running through my head."

By Saturday at noon though, my plan has already unraveled, which is completely fine and understandable. Having a 16-month-old and a 31-year-old (love ya honey ;) means expect the unexpected and adapt to it. But when Saturday evening arrives, the sadness sets in as I think to myself, "only one more day until this WBSAHM's fairy tale is over." And I still have toilets to clean, floors to scrub, laundry, etc. Apparently, the fairy tale is Cinderella and my glass slipper is lost somewhere under the piles of clothes that need to be folded. I get upset with myself because I can't live up to the ideal of keeping a spotless home, being a perfect mother, wife, and being ready to face the corporate world come 7 a.m. Monday, all with a smile.

"The art of living a pleasant life is constantly adjusting to circumstances."

This weekend, I will try hard not to let the little things eat me up. If I do, when I am spending time with Matty and hubby, I won't truly be enjoying myself because I will be thinking about all of the things I didn't accomplish instead of realizing that I am accomplishing the most important thing: making memories with my two favorite guys.






19 comments:

Monica said...

I feel the same way about weekends, and I don't even have any kids! Too much to do and not enough days!!

Mama Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog now following you back. I feel the same way about weekends!!!!

Tiffanee said...

I so agree with you!! Great way to put it. I will be going back to work on Monday for the first time in 11 years. YIKES. I loved being a SAHM. So we will see how it goes. Following you back. Enjoy your weekend!!

Kerri said...

Just came across your blog & wanted to say hello from a fellow boy momma. Love the name Matty. My husband is actually Matt so I'm a little biased. Oh, and I could've written this post about weekends myself. So true.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

I've been there, so I understand how you feel. But you know what's most important...spending time with your little one and your husband. I always told myself when I was in your situation that I would always have housework to do but I wouldn't always have a baby to rock and play with. Now that our youngest is in college, I have no regrets that my house wasn't always as clean or neat as I would have liked it to be. I spent quality time with my family and those are beautiful memories. And housework is still here for me to do. :)

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

LOL I forgot to tell you that I'm glad you joined in Friendly Friday! Hope to see you again this next week. :)

Jacqueline said...

What a great analogy! I totally agree. There is so much to do that I rarely get to do the fun things. Today we got up and going on the yard so fast that I forgot a family event I should have gone to! I felt like a bum. I always said I wouldn't be like my parents and make Sat. a work day, but it just happens.

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Xenia said...

I couldn't agree more! Well, except about trying to fit in the housework, I never care all that much about that. :) But I always have high hopes on Friday nights as well and then here it is Sunday evening... and what actually got done?

Love the picture! Clearly your two boys are much more fun than whatever else could have happened anyway.

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Ron Cooper said...

I love this quote from your blog:

"The art of living a pleasant life is constantly adjusting to circumstances."

Thank you for posting!

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Lana said...

Fishing is a good thing to do with your family, and it can lead to eating if the fish is big enough, and you are in to that (we are!)
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