Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Weekend Conundrum

We spent most of the spring going out of town every weekend, it was really fun but exhausting and it took its toll on all of us. But for the past few weeks we've had open weekends, usually we have one or two things we need to do but they're around the area and don't require overnight stays. Even more recently we've had a couple weekends in a row with no real plans, it's been such a relief. Or has it? I'm having a conundrum I'm hoping you all can help me with.

My conundrum is this - when I see that we have a weekend that has no real plans - do I make some? My inclination is to see what my friends are up to, is there stuff going on around town, is this our chance to go check out that cool park, see if we can squeeze in a date night or make a day trip to the beach or some other local attraction. Generally, I like to do. Especially right now, there is sooo much cool stuff happening in our area. But I know that having a weekend where we stay home and piddle around the house, cook meals and eat them together, go for walks around the block and generally do nothing has a lot of value as well. B would prefer more of the stay home and piddle weekends I'm sure, but he enjoys the stuff going on around town as well. So what do I do? How do I find some balance? If I don't stay home and piddle when I get the chance, those weekends will be long gone and I'll want them back. But when I see and hear about stuff going on that I want to do, it's hard to give it up to stay home and do 'nothing'. Isn't the 'nothing' unstructured time where some sweet family memories are made though?

Does anyone else struggle with this?


  1. As a Mama of a 4yr old and a 2yr old, I'd say enjoy those moments and days of weekend calm and sorta just nothingness...because yes, those memories are treasures. I had some of those weekends before my little one turned 1. But now? These two sweet amazing kiddos of mine have WAY too much energy to stay around the house. Even if I make them run around the perimeter 10 times. So, just enjoy, and be. Then when you're tired of the calm, get out there and enjoy the summer!! SO much family fun to be had!! :D

  2. hi charlotte! can you email me when you get a chance? it's about jess loolu and her piglet :-) alicewonderland0 at gmail. thanks!!