Weekends are much more precious now. In a few weeks, it won't be just Vince and me anymore. There'll be the baby, the maids, the friends and relatives... That's a good thing, of course, but Vince and I happen to be loners. We're quite anti-social although when we're forced by our work/family/friends to attend events, we do try our very best to be friendly! So the prospect of not being alone for the next 20 or so years is quite mind-boggling.
So today, one of the last few Sundays where it's just him and me, we spent it just reading, playing videogames, eating and chatting. Such fun! When the kid comes, we'll have to spend more time with family and the community. Weekends will be spent for the kid's entertainment--educational trips to museums and zoos, fun trips to amusement parks... I'm already tired just thinking about it.I am not being resentful here, not at all. It's more of I'm marinating in the time Vince and I have alone but, at the same time, anticipating the little one's arrival. It's so strange and scary and happy all at the same time!
Speaking of family trips, here's one we had last November at Tagaytay:
best sleep aids are fresh air, hearty meals and a day spent playing with kids!
We can, of course, just carry on the way my parents did: Weekends were spent doing chores and visiting the grandparents--that's it! I remember being bored out of my mind just staying at home. We didn't even have TV! That was why I turned to books, daydreaming and writing. Which now makes me believe that it's good for kids to be bored--it forces them to entertain themselves by either reading, drawing, playing, making their own toys.
Can't wait for the Jelly Bean to arrive... and I can't wait to see what he'll do when he's trapped in the house with nothing to do! Our hope is he does what Vince and I did--fall in love with books and enjoy his own company. God help us if he's nothing like us!