Friday used to be the best day of the week. When I was growing up, in the fall, Friday was game day. My dad was a football coach, so we lived for Friday nights. When I was working, Friday was the only day we were officially allowed to wear jeans to school. I had my own personal jeans policy at least two other days of the week as well because that’s the kind of rebel I am, but Friday is the best day in a school. My old boss Rick just rolled his eyes when I headed out half an hour early on Fridays, which is why he was the best boss ever.
As a mom, Fridays are a bit different. As in, they are exactly like every other day, except I’m already dreading the fact that the Nick, Jr. programming is different on the weekends and WHY, NICK, JR. PROGRAMMERS, what is WRONG with you??? Don’t you know we need our two hours of Dora and Bubble Gups on Saturdays, too? Do any of you even have children?
But I digress. The main reason I’ve always loved Fridays is because you have the whole weekend to look forward to. I’d almost rather look forward to a weekend, holiday, vacation, or big event than actually be in the middle of it. It’s just so exciting to have something to anticipate. I loved pregnancy because of this. We didn’t find out the gender of either baby before they were born because I just can’t get enough anticipation and surprise in life. Even the kids’ names were a surprise to us after they popped out.
Which brings us to the latest conundrum of living on a farm in New Mexico. BOREDOM. Let me tell you what there is to do out here for fun, with two little kids, in the wind: play on the swing set. Guess who doesn’t feel like pushing two kids on the swings five hours a day? Me.
So we were forced to get crafty this week.
Then we rearranged our basement play area.
We played outside some more.
And now I’m at the end of my rope. If you have suggestions for entertaining two kids with three-minute attention spans 16 hours a day 40 miles from town with no trees, water, or parks nearby, please comment. We need something to look forward to around here; Saturday is a very long day.
If you don’t have little kids – enjoy your weekend! Get a pedi and go out for dinner with your cool friends. If you do have little kids – take them to the park and remind them that not all children have a nice friendly neighborhood park to visit. Play hard – there are bored kids in New Mexico, you know.