You know those people who make things happen?
They get up on a Saturday morning and say "It's the weekend! Let's have fun together! Let's go and do something awesome!" And then they do?
I admire those people.
I am not those people.
I get up on a Saturday morning and let everyone laze around for a while, and then tidy the house, and then (it feels like) too much of the day is wasted to start doing anything awesome. And then, though I have enjoyed the company of my kids (and husband if he is not working), I haven't done anything that really invigorates or freshens up or brightens our week. Which is what a weekend should be, I think.
So I figured (since I lack spontaneity and have a fuzzy brain by the weekend), I might need to plan ahead. I might need to write a list. Get the kids outdoorsy clothes ready. Bake some take-along treats. Pack a bag. All before Saturday morning. And then, I might need to be brave and just go, even if I am solo parenting for the day.
This weekend I did.
It was great.
When India peers out of the car window and tells me what shapes she sees in the clouds.
When Zeb spends an hour throwing rocks into the creek.
When Elara makes space for her 'annoying' sister and they have a grand time finding hiding spots in the bush and running through the waves at the beach.
With Spring around the corner, I will be getting ready for more happy weekending!