How is it that weekends go by in the blink of an eye? Two days simply just aren’t enough!
Whilst I was lucky to be left to laze in bed for an extra few hours yesterday, it didn’t seem to make a jot of difference, as I still feel completely and utterly exhausted no matter how much rest I seem to get. I really ought to get to bed earlier but I’m a night owl or perhaps a vampire, as I function far better in the darkness than the daylight.
By the time that the kids have had their tea, finished their homework, had a bath, read a story and are tucked up in bed, there’s only an hour or two before it’s bedtime for us. I need that time; I need the peace, I need the quiet and I most definitely need the downtime before I’m done for the day.
Weekends seem so full on these days, there’s just too much to do in too little time. We are forever chasing our tails to catch up with odd jobs, chores, DIY (such as repairing holes which our children accidentally created in the living room wall) and whatever else. Thus when we have the opportunity to actually sit together and to flake out with a film, I’m more than happy to oblige.
Harry Potter is a firm family favourite and although we have stuck to the first three films (to avoid scaring or scarring the kids) we decided to delve further into the series and allowed J & E to watch ‘Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire’ aka film number five.
It was lovely to curl up on the couch and to toss the task list aside. Life is busy – there will always be plenty that needs doing and it’s all very well trying to tick all the boxes, but it’s no use burning yourself out! Instead, take some time out, hit the pause button and give yourself a moment to rest, reflect and to recharge.
I felt so much better for spending an hour or so sat with the kids, we may have been busy watching the box but I couldn’t care less – we needed the time to slow down and to sit together as a family.
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