This is the way we spend the day … (Memories Captured)

… after coming home from preschool, or on a lazy Sunday afternoon at home when the Hubs is not around.

Living in a tourist destination has one major drawback when your spouse is working for exactly this industry.

Odd working hours and being away from home during the weekend happens on a regular basis. Bummer.

That’s why you find ‘Timan’ and I usually on the beach on Saturday, not only because it’s fun, also because I have to get him out of the house before the roof starts falling on our heads. But on Sundays we stay home because everybody else is going to the beach.

I need my space and can’t stand it when other people drop their possessions closer than 100 yards from my towel. This may sound a little bit spoiled, I know, but usually there are not too many people around, on some beaches you won’t find anybody else at all during the week.

But to keep a 3 1/2-year-old-boy busy doing something by himself on Sunday it not always easy, but it’s feasible. Even without TV. Take the early morning for example. I already trained him to start the day slowly. It was hard work at the beginning, but the little man seems to understand that Mommy needs to sleep in once in a while. At least for one more hour. Nowadays he wakes up briefly around 6:15am, turns around, closes his eyes, sleeps some more, does this maybe twice, by the time it’s around 6:45am he jumps out of bed, grabs his juice next to the bed (lovingly put there by me the night before), slurps it down, I hear the door to the bathroom open and close. Then he jumps on my bed and plays with his LEGOs (also lovingly arranged there the night before by me). I guess he can’t be without me. Sigh. But he plays quietly for another 30 minutes. Mission accomplished. Yeah.

Around 7:30am I slowly open my eyes and watch him playing until he looks at me and chirps ‘Morning Mommy, did you wake up?’ followed by a ‘I wanna have pancakes … NOW’. And off we go.

And the calm and the quietness are over for the day. Until he feels like coloring:

Cars of course.

Or drawing:

A butterfly … and another one … and another one … and another one … and another one …

If you want to see more ‘Memories Captured’, head over to Alison @ Mama Wants This or Galit @ These Little Waves for their meme

How are you getting some time for yourself during the weekend when your partner is not home and your little one has no intention of taking a nap ?

About these ads

Posted on March 20, 2012, in 'Timan', Memories Captured, Painting, Sleep, Things I like and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I think a slow day is a great idea. I will have to work on this with my kids! I found you through UBP 12.

  2. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday. I’m jealous. And he’s an angel.

  3. That would annoy me to no end…when someone plops there stuff right next to you!
    I love that you’re teaching him to slow down on Sunday. My chunky has no concept of slow…or relax…or sleep in…LOL
    I should start teaching him ;)

  4. Capturing quiet is always such a treat.

  5. I love that sort of quiet and look for it – always!

  6. Sounds like a beautiful way to spend the weekend with your little guy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: