I don’t seem to blog about my weekends much any more. They pass quickly in a blur of laundry and food and tidying and getting outside and well, just a patchwork quilt of little ordinary moments hastily stitched together.
But then this past one, I thought about it a bit more. And realized – it’s not that ordinary. Even if I wasn’t travelling or doing something adventurous, I did lots of things for the first time. From the overheard conversations you’ve have never imagined (‘hey Batman, you OK? No, Superman, a bad guy broke me in the Bat ears!’) or zipping down a long slide at Cosmic Adventures after an eight year old assured you it wasn’t too scary (she was right).
I love the simple moments like the ones we had this weekend – we ended up at my in-laws last minute to pick up our boy, and so we all ordered a pizza. But we also had champagne because it was a special day for my sister-in-law and her boyfriend who inked the papers to buy their first home.
Mama, we stay home? He asked first thing on Saturday. And so we did. Even though there were groceries to get and things to do, we stayed at home. We watched TV, we played with his action heroes, we read books and baked sweet potato muffins. He cracked an egg without getting any shell in the bowl. I cleaned up. We sampled our muffins. Once Daddy was up, we got out the Christmas tree and put it up, savouring the afternoon light, the taste of hot chocolate. It was time well spent, together.
On Sunday, we belted out Beach Boys in the car. Enjoyed snatches of conversation with a friend trying to catch up on the last few weeks, and imagine what the future holds – a future you never could have really understood or imagined when you were both 16 and everything lay ahead. I scrambled around an indoor playground trying to keep up with my little Spiderman.
Sometimes I get too caught up in the mundane and the now – bouncing from not being able to do everything, to finding it not to be enough right now. But here we are again, almost at another weekend. We have activities planned and lots to do and I’m sure we can also find some more extraordinary moments to enjoy.