I think I need another weekend just to recoup from such a jam-packed, awesome Family Day long weekend.
Valetine’s Day was sans child as he spent the night with his dad. My original plan for the evening was to finish my Focus T25 double workout, make tea and start a new book, you know, the usual evening routine. Instead my night consisted of fireworks (literally and possibly figuratively), followed by a whole lot of laughs and a few pints in a pub. I even got the cheesy heart shaped box of chocolates and I wasn’t even mad about it. It was honestly one of the funnest nights out I’ve had in a long time.
Saturday morning was a very lazy one. I took my time getting out of bed, only to migrate to the couch until the last possible minute. I felt like I had been out partying all night when really I was home shortly after midnight and only indulged in a couple pints. Eventually I was off to meet The Gentleman for a coffee, which turned into a bit of an afternoon adventure ending with a late lunch. Needless to say, my usual day off plans of cleaning and meal prep were put on hold. I had just enough time to stop in at Old Navy to check out their 30% off sale and grab Liam a St. Patrick’s Day shirt, and hit Big Bend and Sobey’s for my weeks groceries. Shortly after I had the groceries put away, Liam came home. I put him to bed and attempted to watch some Netflix but my eyes were heavy and I retired to bed.
Sunday morning was the usual brunch, however we missed getting a reservation at the Ranch and ended up at the Lodge instead. It was mediocre compared to my usual artichoke and goat cheese eggs benny. I was surprised at how mellow Liam was for once but that quickly changed towards the end and it was a mad dash to get out before facing public embarrassment from chasing the kid all over the place. Since he had gracefully dumped his cup of water all over himself, I had to take Liam home to change clothes. I packed us an over night bag and headed to Cassandra’s for the rest of the afternoon, knowing the sugar high from the syrupy pancakes would be enough to keep Liam from napping for awhile. The boys had a great playdate while we visited and before long an old high school friend came over too. It’s not the same catching up while yelling at toddlers to quit standing on their mini chairs, but it’s nice to catch up just the same. Before long the sugar high diminished and nap time was becoming urgent. I packed up the little man and hit the road to my parent’s house. We arrived just in time for dinner and a short play time before bed.
Morning came too quick after a restless sleep with a whiny baby in the room all night. Dad made pancakes for breakfast before Mom got our turkey dinner underway. We were finally making up for the Great Christmas Illness of 2013. The rest of the day was spent chasing after the little man, who decided he didn’t want to nap for more than an hour in the basement, and at 2:30 decided that he was ready to go home. It made for an interesting rest of the afternoon. Cassandra and her family joined us for dinner so the boys got to play together once again. I was surprised that Liam ate the majority of his dinner quietly and politely. He’s getting to be such a pro with the fork! I believe the extra serving of sweet potatoes, laced with maple syrup, was the cause for the another post-dinner meltdown and we were on the road home much earlier than anticipated. The kid was literally begging to leave, getting his toque and boots and saying please repeatedly. You’d think with that behaviour he would have been asleep by the time we reached the end of the driveway, but he didn’t fall asleep until we were 15 minutes out of town. Of course he didn’t go straight to sleep once we were home either. Yet another overtired meltdown lasting an hour and a half before he finally succumbed.
As I said last week, the sign of a good weekend must be the level of exhaustion by the end. Here I am scrambling to get some laundry done, stepping on dirty floors and wondering what I’m going to serve for dinner Tuesday night since I’m far too tired to clean or cook. Cheers to a great long weekend! Only four more days of work to suffer through and I have another great weekend on my horizon that I’m super pumped for.
How did you spend your Valentine’s Day/Family Day?