Saturday, 16 October 2010

What ever happened to MY weekends?!

Ok, this is going to sound incredibly selfish but what on earth happened to my weekends?  You know the sort, a long lazy lie-in with the one you love, followed by a jaunt through the more eclectic areas of London, stopping for a long, alcoholic, lazy lunch whilst poring over Time Out trying to decide what to do or who to see?

Then a nice supper in front of a roaring fire before having a long, luxurious bath and maybe popping out to the cinema.  Or deciding on a Friday morning to go away for the weekend and that hurried scramble to find somewhere (I always loved Bath)

I tell you what happened - The Kids came along!!

Now, don't get me wrong, I adore my kids, they have made me such a better person and I wouldn't change anything, but by heck what I wouldn't give to have a time travel machine to be able to go back and appreciate what I had before my weekends were spent watching football, driving around here there and everywhere, the whole "routine" of being a parent.  I guess what I am trying to say is, will I ever get that spontaneity back in my life???

11 comments:

  1. I am SO hearing you. I used to spend Sunday mornings in bed with a cup of tea, a pastry and the newspaper - all brought to me by my husband.

    I know I always did appreciate it, but what would I give for that now. And for my former life movies, pubs, restaurants...!

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  2. All for the greater good though, despite my gripes earlier, just spent a fab 2 hours in the pool with the younger 2 whilst DH is taking DS1 to Wembeeerly for the Heniken Cup Rugby...

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  3. gosh the days before 7am became a lie in eh!

    I always tell my childless friends to enjoy it - while it lasts!!!!!

    jane

    www.northernmummy.wordpress.com

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  4. I've written off spontaneous evenings for at least the next 8 years, and weekends away for the next 10. (older children - not terrible mother!) *sigh*

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  5. well, I'm just coming out the other end - noticeably free-er for the last 2 years and now my son can drive, I/we really do have some freedom. I'm still not very good at the Sunday morning lie-in, though!

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  6. So only another 16 years to go then!

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  7. well done on the blog.
    and yes.... the weekends - yes, I mind the getting up - but I can cope (supported by cbeebies). I love the afternoons in the park - but do wonder what's fashionable in the shops! As long as I get an hour with the Saturday paper at some point! I'm happy.

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  8. I am getting my lazy weekends back....slowly, K is now 11 and beginning to lie in! I am feeling lucky again, especially as my sister has two boys who have no idea what a lie in is!

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  9. haha! the weekend you described sounds amazing... and unobtainable! Wishful thinking.

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  10. I know exactly what you mean. That is one of the things that I miss. Time for ourselves disappears fast.

    http://www.muddlingmum.co.uk

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