There are a couple of things you can count on in the Smith household when it comes to “Five o’clock world” on Fridays: it’s time for a weekend mood and a weekend mode! Our mood? Relaxation and decompression. Our Mode? Second gear and a noticeable slow down.
There’s a shared sense of relief and liberation for Harper, Brady and me that daily school schedules, and weekly meetings and appointments can be put on the back burner. (The only one sticking to any type of routine is Holt; food and sleep aren’t up for debate for this baby!) The weekends mean lazing around with no hustle and bustle, no getting to school on time, and no set agenda.
The weekends mean lazing around with no hustle and bustle, no getting to school on time, and no set agenda. No offense to the weekend warriors, but staying in our pjs longer, snuggling on the couch, reading, enjoying walks in the neighborhood, having a late breakfast, and just hanging out together is our preferable M.O. The weekends are about refueling ourselves together.
I saw a comment recently that most people spend five out of seven days wishing it were another day. I can’t help but wonder if those five days aren’t Monday through Friday while wishing for Saturday and Sunday!
Photos by Rebecca Sanabria.