Today’s post is by Tricia of Raising Humans. Tricia shares ideas for simple, sane, and satisfying celebrations throughout the year – ways to acknowledge milestones and recognize accomplishments without going overboard. You can check out her other posts here.
“Yay! It’s the weekend time!”
My daughter spoke those words into the darkness as my husband and I tucked her in one Friday night. She couldn’t have been more than two years old at the time. But she’d already caught on that there is magic in the air as the weekend dawns, even in those few, dark minutes before bed. She couldn’t name the days of the week but she knew the feeling of a Friday night. She knew that the days ahead would be fun. And she knew that it was special.
Weekends are an important time for families. They are a time when the world slows just a bit. Parents can linger over a second or third cup of coffee and little ones can play in pajamas until noon. Schedules relax to allow time for cuddles on the couch, movies on the TV, and games strewn across the dining room table. And even if, at first glance, the chaos of a Saturday morning resembles the most manic Monday, whenever I take a step back, I realize that there is always something undeniably special about Saturday that Monday will never have. Togetherness. [click to continue…]