Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday is a special day

Halfway through this semester (so a few weeks ago), I made the decision to not force myself to work or study on Saturdays anymore. This has been a huge change. For the past 2+ years, Saturdays have been just another day full of homework or papers or preparing lesson plans for the following week. So weekends were really lame. The girls were frustrated because they'd want to go here or there or do this or that but mom and dad were always too busy doing work.

Well, I've reclaimed the weekend and it feels GREAT. I get errands done, we go to the beach, we deep-clean the playroom and wash all the toys, we catch a cultural event, we go to Al Ain all day for an adventure race (more about that tomorrow). It is so much fun, and as a result, I feel more rested and recharged for the actual, now only 5-day workweek. This is true, even though my Sundays (today) are technically busier now because of all the things I'm not doing on Saturdays.

But for now, I'm happy with the trade-off. It's great to have a weekend again and it's so rewarding to spend it as a family.


Kathy Haynie said...

Good for you! I thought you had your weekends on different days than Sat/Sun?

Bridget said...

Yeah, Sundays are the first day of the workweek here. So Sundays are my busiest days but they are not the Sabbath.

Kitty Crazy! said...

Good for you! Sounds like a nice change! -Sarah


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