I had almost forgotten what a weekend felt like. It’s been so long. It feels so unfamiliar. But for the months of January and February, weekends and I are going to get reacquainted.
Friday night. Ahhhhh I heart you. That feeling of relief that you’ve made it through another week of hard work. The knowledge that Saturday is coming, and it’s going to be different than all the other days. With togetherness and freedom and time as a family. We started our weekend with a snack necklace + popcorn + The Tigger Movie. This was EBug’s first movie experience. She has seen lots of short videos and episodes of George, but never a full length movie. Honestly, there are not that many out there that I would be comfortable with her watching at age 2.5. But this was a pretty good choice.
Minus the avalanche which was very upsetting to her. I guess seeing all the characters of the movie screaming as they were swept away by snow could be alarming to a tiny person with no prior knowledge of natural disasters.
Anyway, a few reassuring words of, “They’re having fun! They’re gonna be fine! Don’t cry, Ev,” and she was back to loving it. Then we spent a leisurely Saturday enjoying some boats and some friends! We have some really sweet friends who live just a few hops, skips, and jumps away in a neighboring city. The city is really old and quaint and such a treat to stroll through.
We kept telling E how old the buildings were, and she would always respond with, “No, they’re fwesh.” It was such a treat to have time to be with these wonderful friends. To be able to talk about the challenges of residency and the gift of a weekend. Sometimes you just need to be with people who get it. I hope there’s a chance to do it again! And next time, I vow to take a picture of the adults and more of all the kids playing together! They had a blast. Just call me Crazy Camera Lady. It’s fine. I don’t know what next weekend holds, but it’s gonna be something awesome, because we have to pack a year’s worth of weekends into eight!