This past weekend, I was looking forward to having a whole entire day (Sunday) with nowhere to go and nothing to do, but then plans with friends for Saturday afternoon got shifted to Sunday, and I had to shift my mindset a bit.
After a rainy soccer morning, we cleaned the house and decorated for fall,
and I made our traditional autumn feast for dinner, which worked out better on Saturday, since C worked the fair Sunday and didn't get home until very late. I was planning on baking bread (for the first time in a gazillion ages) and making a lot more food, but instead made a stew of garden vegetables, quinoa, chick peas and Indian spices (I'd just read about turmeric being good for viruses, so I decided we all needed a dose with the onset of school cold season) and applesauce muffins (last year's applesauce).
Sunday morning, I wanted to go for a walk to look for signs of fall, and they wanted to do anything but what I wanted to do.
Finally I got mad and dropped a big Guilt Bomb, telling them that all I do is things for them and can't they do one little thing for me, then stormed off into the woods.
They caught up to me and we found a few signs of fall and they had fun throwing stuff in the river and hauling around dead trees.
But me, I didn't have such a great time. How do all those blogging moms do it? Their kids always so smiling and cooperative?
Later, we went to this cool ropes course where M and his friend and his friend's mom climbed and swung and zipped. E, Z and I stayed on the ground and read books and later we went out to Sarah's for dinner and had cupcakes for M's friend's birthday. I'm still waiting for a nothing to do all day day...
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