There’s one thing I can definitively say about weekends as a parent as opposed to pretty much every weekend I can remember before I had kids: they used to be too short, and now they’re always just a smidge too long. There’s usually a point during every Sunday afternoon where I look at the clock and think, you have GOT to be fucking kidding me.

Which isn’t to say we didn’t have a wonderful weekend, because we did—the weather was spectacular, and everything felt very summery. We’ve had a tent in the backyard all weekend and the boys (all three of them) are constantly tumbling in and out of it like delighted puppies, we visited the animals at the farm, we found an awesome new park with a vastly entertaining skate bowl, we traipsed through a festival on a hot afternoon and its baking heat and complicated quilt of foodbooth smells transported me back to every fair I can remember as a kid.

Still, after all that joyful exuberance there’s something about the knowledge that tomorrow is Monday that feels less like a woeful all-good-things-much-come-to-an-end tragedy and more like a thrown life buoy, juuuuust within reach.

Breaking news from the No-Shit Gazette: children are exhausting. They will grind you right into the dirt and keep on going, leaving your sad sack of oldmeat behind. I don’t just mean this in the metaphorical sense: I ran a 5K this morning and during the race at least four kids absolutely smoked me, loping effortlessly along like goddamned gazelles while I huffed and snorted and lumbered in their wake. I came home feeling like, hey, I just ran my face off (THERE WERE HILLS. I CANNOT ADEQUATELY EMPHASIZE HOW MUCH I DID NOT KNOW THERE WOULD BE HILLS) for 30 minutes, time to kick back and—but no, of course that’s not an option since Dylan and Riley never stop moving EVER, they just buzz around constantly like hummingbirds loaded on bathtub crank, and not for the first time I thought how great it would be if I could just siphon off an ounce or two of their go-juice. Tap those little mofos like maple trees, and chuck the Red Bull once and for all.

No can do, though, no matter how earnestly I try and hammer that spout into their foreheads. All I can do is try and keep up, and man, for having such shrimpy little legs, they sure can kick my ass.

snigsrunning

In conclusion: fantastic weekend, but whew, glad it’s almost over. How about you, do you hate Mondays with Garfield-esque intensity . . . or secretly kind of love them?

Comments

127 Responses to “TGI(almost)M”

  1. cheap vacuum cleaners on February 23rd, 2015 11:10 am

    I do believe all the concepts you’ve introduced for your post. They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for starters. May you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.|

  2. buy generic viagra online on February 23rd, 2015 10:21 pm
  3. sildenafil on February 23rd, 2015 10:31 pm
  4. dish network deals on February 23rd, 2015 11:05 pm

    Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and come with almost all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .|

  5. viagra online on February 23rd, 2015 11:43 pm
  6. best place to donate a car on February 24th, 2015 12:07 am

    Truly no matter if someone doesn’t know after that its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it takes place.|

  7. generic cialis on February 24th, 2015 12:10 am
  8. canadian pharmacy on February 24th, 2015 1:02 am
  9. free website makers on February 24th, 2015 1:08 am

    Hello, of course this article is genuinely good and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging. thanks.|

  10. phone reverse lookup on February 24th, 2015 1:15 am

    Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to know so much approximately this, such as you wrote the e book in it or something. I feel that you just can do with a few p.c. to drive the message house a little bit, but other than that, that is great blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.|

  11. pharmacy no prescription on February 24th, 2015 4:10 am
  12. canadian pharmacy online on February 24th, 2015 5:00 am
  13. viagra online on February 24th, 2015 5:01 am
  14. f20 plus review on February 27th, 2015 3:14 pm

    That is very attention-grabbing, You’re an overly skilled blogger.

    I’ve joined your rss feed and look ahead to
    looking for more of your excellent post.
    Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks

  15. canadian pharmacy on March 14th, 2015 5:35 pm
  16. sildenafil citrate on March 25th, 2015 8:41 am
  17. pure garcinia cambogia on March 28th, 2015 1:00 am
  18. generic cialis on July 14th, 2015 3:41 pm
  19. cialis online on July 14th, 2015 4:05 pm
  20. generic cialis on July 14th, 2015 4:22 pm
  21. epson vs230 best price on July 14th, 2015 4:58 pm

    Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Appreciate it!|

  22. atbnbaotqvu on November 5th, 2015 10:10 pm

    SK04gf ufdznhxsnlcb, [url=http://rmpshbbcicja.com/]rmpshbbcicja[/url], [link=http://scvyizqlanee.com/]scvyizqlanee[/link], http://xrcgrhqeoxub.com/

  23. cialis without a doctor's prescription on November 5th, 2015 11:38 pm
  24. beachfront condo on November 5th, 2015 11:41 pm

    It’s an awesome post for all the internet visitors; they will get benefit from it I am sure.|

  25. Canadian Pharcharmy hnmb on February 23rd, 2016 8:13 am
  26. Canadian Pharcharmy ngsi on February 23rd, 2016 3:53 pm
  27. Canadian Pharcharmy nrcg on February 23rd, 2016 4:05 pm

Leave a Reply