Lazy mondays

Lazy Mondays

Of all the days of the week, Monday is my least favourite.  I wouldn’t go as far as to say I hate Mondays.  I don’t hate any days.  But Monday is definitely my least favourite day of the week.  I work Tuesdays and Thursdays, so am in the blessed position where I get to be a stay at home mum on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, give or take the odd extra work day.  But it doesn’t make Mondays any easier.  In fact, I really look forward to the days I work.  It’s easier than looking after the girls, and gives me a little time to think more adult!

I think the problem is that I love the weekend!  I love that Sean is home with us.  That we get up to more as a family.  More nice walks out, more trips here and there, and more fun in the house, as I have some adult company.  It also generally means that we go to bed later.  And have a few drinks in the evening too.  And, of course, there’s no lie in the next day!  The girl’s body clocks don’t react differently to the weekend, so our days often still start at 6.  And I’ve still to get up in the night, sometimes to both girls.

So, come Monday, after a lovely weekend, I just feel exhausted!  I struggle to get out of bed (this morning was definitely no exception, after Sienna woke every hour in the night with yet another cold!!!).  I lay in bed this morning, putting off the inevitable, with Ella lay beside me asking to go downstairs.  And I fantasised.  I fantasised about being in a hotel bed.  But this is no exciting fantasy.  This is a day in a hotel bed (I always think hotel beds feel far more comfortable than my own!).  Napping all day.  And in between naps, watching beauty vlogs on YouTube (my current guilty pleasure!).

We’ve had another brilliant weekend, with my sister and brother-in-law staying with us.  And the girls had such a good time being spoilt with their attention, and having two other people to show off to!  But fun, exciting and happy weekends, often mean overtired, heavy eyed Mondays.

While I make an effort on Wednesdays and Fridays to have a couple of things to do that end up filling our day, I’ve decided that Mondays are going to be somewhat more lazy days.  When I say lazy, I would love that to mean lying around all day, doing nothing, having lots of cuddles, some giggles, maybe watching a film, me watching beauty vlogs while the girls played happily together.  But that’s not really parenthood is it?!

What I do mean is that I’m not going to put as much pressure on us to get out of the house.  With a 2.5 year old and an 8 month old, it can take a while to get sorted to leave.  Has Sienna had enough milk?  Why does Ella insist on running off the minute I try to put her shoes on?  Why does Sienna still cry every single time I put her coat on?  And let’s not go in to the battle to get her in her car seat!  It just all feels a bit stressful!

And we will still get out with the dog, because all three of us (four including Ned!) go stir crazy if we stay in the house for too long.  I seem to have passed my lovely cabin fever trait on to my girls!  But we’ll probably leave it until the afternoon.  I won’t rush to get things sorted the second Sienna goes down for her first nap.  To get Ella dressed and me looking presentable, ready to head out as soon as Sienna wakes.  I might use the nap time to write a blog instead, if Ella is happy to play alone, like she is right now sat ‘reading’ The Tiger Who Came to Tea!  I won’t worry that it’s 10.30am and, while I’m dressed because I always feel a bit dirty if I stay in my pyjamas too long, Ella is still happy being in her cuddly pyjamas.

And lazy Mondays will still involve the inevitable washing to put away, and another load to go on.  The dishwasher to empty after the weekend.  The kitchen to be cleaned.  Meals to be made.  Bums to be cleaned.  And babies to battle to settle for a nap!  But without the extra pressure of getting out.  Life is never going to be completely lazy, but now and again we can just slow it down a little!

Lazy mondays

Linking up with MummyDaddyMe and the Ordinary Moments.

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5 thoughts on “Lazy Mondays

  1. Ah yes I empathise, the cabin fever gets me too! Although I only have one to deal with and get ready to get out of the house, it still always feels like we are rushing somewhere everyday, it is nice to just sit back and take the day as it comes and not have to get ready for something all the time. Enjoy your lazy Monday, I shall be envious for it from desk in the office on this miserable Monday morning 🙂 #theordinarymoments

  2. I love a good lazy day, we have been having them a lot more recently, probably because I have been pregnant and more tired than normal We do get cabin fever if it is myself, Mads and LL but when it is just LL and I we can chill out all day! We have to do the school run still though! 😉 x

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