Yippee a weekend all for me as the kids are safely at the grandparents. They are already having an amazing time as is quite evident in the pictorial updates I have had. But what about me? What plans have I got?
Well you might think that catching up on some sleep might be on the cards and yes I am sure at least one nap will feature. However this weekend it’s about catching up on those chores that are made twice as frustrating with two small people in tow. First up is the shower cubicle. It’s a grim job but it needs resealing and a few tiles fixed back on. No problem with the help of a few tunes and the right tools.
Once that’s done it defrosting the old fridge and freezer ready for disposal next week. We now have one of those super American fridges that a person could live in on these hot summer days. The lawn needs cutting after the rain and the garden needs some general TLC so that’s on the list too.
The dogs are looking hopefully at the door – think they fancy a child-free stroll. One that doesn’t descend into me trying to herd cats and generally falling out with everyone! They also need a bath but they don’t know about that yet….
Not much of a relaxing weekend I hear you mutter. But here is the thing: I can’t remember what a ‘relaxing weekend’ feels like. There are always so many chores to do and so few opportunities to do them properly. Weekends in my 20s would of been spent in a pub garden surrounded by friends. These days my friends all have kids; what’s the point of a weekend off if you are chasing after someone else’s 2 year old?? So it will be another brew and a silicon gun for me today and you know what that’s ok. At least I get to listen to my choice of music and I won’t have to wipe anyone’s bottom or argue about how many biscuits constitutes an afternoon snack…