Weekends are for children (and not much else)
I used to be a big weekend project guy, or at least I liked to think of myself as one. I used to love the thought of spending a weekend working on some household job or creative project. But that was a simpler time, before my weekends became more demanding than my weekdays.
“Weekends are no longer for you and your interests, but for kids’ soccer games, ballet recitals, Sunday school, and chores. It may take a while to wean yourself from Saturday and Sunday sports, but you can do it. Those of us who have suffered through the same quitting process (and won) salute you and wish you luck.”
I’m in the middle of the weaning process myself, and for the record, I don’t mind at all. I’ve been doing chores, running errands and looking after my kid in one form or another since 8:00 AM this morning, and although midnight is about to arrive a lot sooner than I’d expected, I know it’s been a day well spent. If a day like this feels like it’s gotten away from me, then it’s only because time flies when I’m in the thick of it.
I still want to be a weekend project guy. There are still a lot of things I want to do, or need to get done. I just need to change the way I go about it, and change my expectations of what I can do in the time between games and chores. As challenges go, it’s a good one to have.
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