Thursday, September 17, 2009

How I Spent My Weekend

I overheard a bit of a conversation the other day, that N was having with a friend of ours. I think he was saying something about how different our lives are after having children. He brought up the fact that once, many years ago he surprised me with plane tickets to San Francisco. He decided we should just go, booked the tickets and we flew out the following week.

It's not the only way in which our lives have changed, this lack of spontanaeity. But it does seem sad sometimes. That everything has to be so planned out and organised with milk bottles for Littlest, and toys in the car in case the boys get bored, and N and I hardly have time to do things by ourselves. So when weekends like last weekend come around, it's just so wonderful to be doing something fun and different!

First, we spent the day at Legoland to watch the Amazing Machines event. Which means monster trucks. Now, we saw the event last year and this year didn't add anything new, but it was still fun in its way.

Then, the following we day, we drove up to Bristol to a kite festival. How cool is that? I'd never been to a kite festival before. In fact, I don't remember ever having flown a kite before. And we bought one for Oldest, and an even littler one for Littlest and we spent a lot of the time either flying our pretty kite in a field, or playing with bubbles. Look at the smiles on those faces.

So even though our lives have changed in a huge way, it's not all a bad change. I remember a lot of time before children was spent lumped in front of the television or wasting time on the Internet. And now here I am, years later with two gorgeous boys who make me laugh a hundred times a day going to weird and wonderful events, having the best weekend ever. My life is good.


  1. and that's it... It's so beautiful to have children in our lives but sometimes it is easy to remember the simplicity before them. I guess its as with anything in life- balance.

  2. I'm with you all the way. Life is good, even if some bits are really REALLY Crappy.


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