Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, not so Funday
Sunday is not my favorite day of the week. It has always felt, to me, like a catch-up day. Catch- up on the laundry, catch- up on the cleaning, cooking, yard work, etc. To my husband, it has always been a sit on the couch and not move day. To the kids, it's just another day. When I used to work outside the home, it was the day before my return to the grind, usually spent whining about how much I didn't want to go back the next day. These days I don't have that same sense of dread. I would now call it just plain old boring. I'm not sure what I expect it to hold for me. Something fun to top off the week and usher in the new. Monday through Wednesday are usually school days solely. Thursday and Friday are our "busy" days. We have library activities, field trips, Girl Scouts, and grocery these days. We don't have much time for TV, until the evening these days. Watching the boob tube all day is not my idea of a good time. In my husbands defense, this is the way he winds down, after having usually worked 6 days in a row. I understand this need to veg, but it makes my mind numb. I can only stand so much of it. Weekdays when we home school, the TV isn't even turned on, unless I allow some Wii play after the school day is done, and I revel in the silence. I don't miss it at all. Today my husband is at his parents house with my youngest, helping install a deadbolt- on his only day off, and he has been gone 4 or so hours. So, here I am, spending my Sunday watching, on a TV, my eldest play Zelda on the Nintendo 64. It is pretty quiet though, without my youngest here, so there's that for excitement, I guess.