Friday, April 27, 2012

Funky Fridays

"Look out, weekend, 'cause here I come" ~ Debbie Deb

Fridays once held the promise of a relaxing break. Just the beginning of an escape from the workweek. A party or two. A drink or five.  Brunch at noon the next day. Lazy strolls through shops. A power nap. Some spontaneity, perhaps. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Fallen from the tree of youth.

Even though my weekends are now the oranges to yesterday's apples, I look forward to them with the same enthusiasm. I get two full days with my loves. My T. My Q. My Z. I get to cuddle and carry and fill my nose with their scents. I may not get much rest, but I get a whole lot of excitement. Life with two little ones is filled with possibilities. With new journeys. Always with something to ooh and ahh over.




And T and I are going on a long overdue date tomorrow night. To a show no less! So there's that little hint of yesterday's fun. I keep thinking we're going to pass out in the corner of the venue before DJ Shadow even comes on. No, not from one too many drinks. Just from sheer exhaustion. But I'm excited for a rare night alone together, listening to good music. And then waking up without a hangover and getting outside with my brood. 

When I think about my weekends now, I don't get too nostalgic for the "good ol' days". Of course I think about them and miss them at moments, but I mostly think about more moments like these. Soaking up the sun while I soak up time with my incredible family. Or, fun pict-nic! As Q would say.

One of the first decent family photos we've taken since Z. Even with Q's eyes closed and Z looking a bit awkward, I love it.



8 comments:

  1. Ahhh! You guys kill me! Such a beautiful family, in every way. I hope you continue to enjoy all the great memories of (crazy) days past and, at the same time, relish in your evolution. :)

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    1. Thanks, Red! I try to find that balance, and some days it's easier than others but overall I'm enjoying the moment.

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  4. "When I think about my weekends now, I don't get too nostalgic for the "good ol' days". Of course I think about them and miss them at moments, but I mostly think about more moments like these."- This is beautiful! I feel the same way about my weekends. Though I'm a SAHM and am with my girls during the week, I love weekends because my husband is there, too. All of us. It's perfect.

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  5. Right, Jessica? There's something so special about being all together on the weekends. I also enjoy a little personal time if I can get it, but I love creating these little memories with the four of us.

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