Now I have written a few posts recently about our weekends or family days. A lot of which follow the same pattern…a lazy day.
It got me thinking, are we boring parents? I am not sure if I would necessarily consider myself boring, but I certainly would say I was sometimes.
We don’t do a lot and what we do end up doing at weekends is largely repetitive. Hubby and I don’t go out often, and don’t have a big social life.
Swimming lessons are great and are every Saturday. Saturday afternoons are usually lazy as little man is tired from swimming. We may go to a country park for a run around.
Sundays we have a lazy morning with a likely trip to tesco for a few bits and pieces. Then the afternoon we usually go out for a babyccino and then home to clean the house.
Maybe it is because both hubby and I work full time. Would it be different if I were a stay at home mum? Would we have more time to do more fun stuff together?
I do always make sure that little man has lots to do. I am more than happy to let him watch cbeebies when we are chilling at home. He will usually go and play in his play room on his own, or I will come in with him and we play cars or build towers out of blocks together.
I worry that little man isn’t getting enough out of his weekends with us. But then I wonder what we could actually do more of. Or whether our boring nature will rub off on little man in later life.
I am not a frequent baker, or an avid arts and crafts mummy. Maybe something like this one afternoon might be what he needs. Something different.
Maybe it doesn’t actually matter all that much? He can play independently, he plays nicely with others. He will chill out on the sofa and sit nicely at meal times in his chair.
So what if we don’t do a lot at weekends. So what if we choose not to drink a lot because we don’t want to have to look after a toddler when we have a hangover.
We choose exactly what we want to do..and so should everyone.
I have spent too much of my life worrying about what others think of me. It is too exhausting to keep doing it now I have my own little family.
So here is to chilling out with a cup of tea and a chocolate bar in my pjyamas at 7pm every night..I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Are you a family of habit and structure? Or do you live more in the moment?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO