Weekends {The Ordinary Moments}

October 12, 2014


I’ve always loved weekends; the chance to spend time together as a family and relax the routine a little. Now Lucas has started pre-school the weekends seem extra special. We have two whole precious days together as a family. Sometimes we are busy, there are things to be done but other times things just fall into place and we have the perfect family weekend. Nowhere to be, no work to be done, no rushing through lunch so we can get to school on time. Instead we can stay in pyjamas as long as we like, go for a walk and play hide and seek behind the trees, make a mess playing with toys just because we can. I love that we don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time.

I don’t think I fully appreciated it until my days have been interrupted with the school run, it takes over my entire day and means that we get very little else done. We have to have lunch early so I have time to get them all out and walk to the school, when I get back home I have some lunch and then it doesn’t seem long till we are going out again to pick Lucas up. Then we are getting ready for tea and bedtime and Lucas has been so tired he often is nodding off on the sofa. He needs chance to recharge after his busy week, as much as he loves it he is tired come Friday. Arthur & Brandon are getting used to being bundled in the pushchair but it’s nice to have a day where we can take our time. If we want to go out we can and we can do it when we’re all ready.

I love that the lazy weekends give the boys chance to spend so much more time with Daddy, they all go to him when he gets in from work. They all seem to benefit from the slow days and the extra time they can all spend together. This has been the first weekend in a long while were I feel like we have all managed to wind down and take a breath; it improves everyone’s moods and energises us for the week ahead. Isn’t it funny how some days you seem to get on top of each other a little bit then others you feel you couldn’t be any happier than just being in each others company?  It’s nice to remember those days were nothing special happens but just being together is enough.




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  • Donna

    That photo of all your boys is just gorgeous and I truly envy your lazy weekends. Although LP started preschool this year too we haven’t had the two days together like you do as I work every saturday and Hubby’s shifts mean he often isn’t around either but I really do live for Sundays with the kids – and Hubby if he’s home! x

    October 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Natalie @ Little Jam Pot Life Blog

    I love this post, and can relate so much! We enjoy the weekends because of this too, rushing against the clock for the pre-school run in the week, daddy working so time is short, but come the weekend we do try to make the most of eachother, and its the lazy days at home which are truly the best right?! xx

    October 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Seychellesmama

    Ahhh Hayley this is beautiful and so true!! I love quiet weekends all together as a family! Of course often there is “stuff” that needs doing on the weekend so the truly quiet ones are often rare but they are so so special when they really do happen!!
    Lovely post xx

    October 13, 2014 at 4:39 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    I just love that photo Hayley, as I said before. We truly treasure our weekends too. Over the Summer it seems like we have been rushing around lots but I do love it when we have a quiet weekend, my girls seem to thrive more on quieter times when we have our routine. On a Saturday we go to Tescos in the morning and do our food shop, before going for a cake and a walk and then home for a nap. For some reason although it seems totally boring, I treasure those days! Just our little family going about our business. xx

    October 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Tina

    I work Thursday-Sunday so my lazy time is during the week. Today we are just sitting on the couch. Lyla is painting right now while I catch up on TV. We’ll take a walk later and that will be it! Love my lazy weeks!!

    October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm Reply
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