It Was Just One of Those Lazy Weekends

When I woke up the other day, I sent Lily outside to check the weather. Don’t worry, she likes to do that and always comes back with a full report. You see, although the sun wasn’t out and it looked cold as a cold day could look, I still wasn’t sure. I’ve been fooled in the past with no sun in sight and temperatures warm enough to pretend the sun was shining brightly. To my dismay, she came back with what I already knew. It was cold outside. I could tell myself as I held the door open for her to run back inside.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still cold. I guess I’m going to be cold for the next few months, so I better get used to it and so should you because I’ll probably complain periodically about just how cold I am. Darling D checked the weather back in the area where we use to live in California and it was a sweltering 56 degrees. Secretly, that made me feel pretty good because we’re not missing anything as far as warmth is concerned. If I could afford to head somewhere warmer, then I would probably hop on a plane. I’m sure my children wouldn’t miss me for a few days.

Sometimes, when I get cold, all I want to do is grab a good book, snuggle up in my bed, and stay there for the rest of the day. When I was unmarried and without kids, that was what I used to do. Since I am now a wife and a mother of three, it doesn’t go down like that in our house.

Darling D suggested we do some work around the house, but everything we came up with were things that needed to be done outside. Since I was cold indoors, there was no chance I was going outside to do anything even if it needed to get done. So, I started looking around indoors for things we could do and still finish the weekend off feeling like we accomplished something.

The children had plans for their weekend and none of them included any work. Since Darling D and I are such easy going parents (I just made myself laugh) we decided to take a cue from the kids and followed their lead instead.

Pizza maker Canyon took orders and served up block pizza. Mine was a little hard, but I didn’t have the heart to tell him.

Darling D was coerced into a game of checkers.

Since neither River nor Lily had ever played, it was necessary to go over the rules of the game. I haven’t played checkers in years. As simple as the game is, there is a lot I don’t remember.

All of the rules (move this, don’t move that, wait your turn,etc.) and strategy tactics were a little too much for Canyon. I agreed with him and decided to find something a little more entertaining for me to do.

I still had reading a good book on my brain, but I knew curling up in the bed was definitely out of the question. Well, nobody said anything about crawling into a comfortable chair. It sounded like a good idea to me, so to ensure a few minutes of peace while reading, I baked some cinnamon swirl muffins. This would surely calm the natives for me to turn a few pages, momentarily escape, and be back just in time to cook dinner.

I found River and Lily later that evening playing another round of checkers. They got a pretty good grasp of the checkers concept. Now, we have another game to add to our family Thursday night game night.

I may not be able to hang out in the bed all day like I used to, but lazy afternoons with the family is so much fun.

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4 Responses to “It Was Just One of Those Lazy Weekends”

  • Comment from Rana

    Sounds like a great weekend. We haven’t tried checkers with the twins yet. They love playing Sorry and Uno.

    Those muffins sound wonderful btw.

  • that’s my kind of game night, though my husband and I are still on the fence about game night, since I come from a family of board game wolves and answer with “what’s the point of playing then?” when he suggests that m/b we let our children win a few games when they get old enough to play. we’ll see. imo trash talk is important, but m/b others (read: wimps) wouldn’t agree. :)

  • Comment from trisha

    Now that sounds like a wonderful day!!


  • Comment from Quiskaeya

    Awwww what a fun-filled night. Those are my faves. The neat thing about it, is that for the kids nights like those are the ones they remember the most. One of our favorite board games is Trouble. It’s so much fun.

    You visited my blog quite sometime ago. I wanted to thank you for the visit and kind words of encouragement.

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