I generally have a plan in mind for my day, a to-do-list so to speak. But I have to admit that since becoming a mom I have had to learn to go with the flow. More times than not my day never goes as planned. I should start calling it my daily wish list.
This weekend the husband and sons where going skiing. They generally go every weekend in the winter but it hasn’t been a great winter for avid skiers this year.
So finally a weekend that looked promising to do some things for myself. I had made plans to start one of my New Year’s resolutions – going to the gym. I know it is January 26th but I believe in slowly working towards the resolutions. LOL I had asked my best friend if she was ready to get back and exercise with me. She really doesn’t need it but I enjoy the company.
So Saturday morning came and all hell broke loose. My youngest son had stayed over at a friend’s house the night before and when he came home he decided he really didn’t feel like skiing. I was shocked because he is the more outdoorsy, adventurous one who always likes to keep busy. So I quickly texted my friend and said it looks like the gym is going to have to wait.
So I decided to change my plans for the day and clean the first floor and then go grocery shopping. What fun! I had my youngest help with vacuuming and then he and I set off to run some errands. I could have been in a lousy mood because I was so looking forward to doing things for me but I decided to make the best of it. It is hard not to when I am with my youngest. He has an old soul and the conversations we have are often thought provoking. Many times I just sit and watch him as he talks to me wondering what is he going to be when he grows up. He has a kind heart and enjoys life as long as he stays busy. But when he isn’t busy he is bored. So we ran some errands and decided to go out to lunch. So we sat there talking and eating and I loved the one on one time I had to share with him. That was one of my unexpected small moments for the weekend.
Sunday came and the youngest son and husband decided to go skiing which left the oldest son home with me. Now my oldest son is quite different from his younger brother. The eldest son has come to realize that he knows everything about everything and generally speaking his parents are almost always wrong. LOL But I find that when it is just him and I we are able to have conversations about many different things. The problem is we don’t usually get the opportunity to do things together just him and I. So here I am the second day of my weekend and I get to spend quality time with my eldest. A rarity! He asked if we could go out to lunch. I think he heard about his brother and I going the day before and he was a little jealous but he would never admit that.
So we headed out to a Greek restaurant that we both enjoy to find that they are closed on Sundays. Bummer!! So we decided on Five Guys. Not anything close to Greek but a good burger will do. So as we were driving around from one restaurant to the other we were able to have some great conversations. It amazes me how much he will talk when we are in the car and even how much more he will talk when his brother isn’t around. My second small moment of the weekend.
A double special weekend that didn’t turn out to be what I expected but non-the-less every bit special. Hope you had a great weekend. Feel free to share special moments in your day. It is the little ones that seem to mean the most.