When the rest of the world is groaning at the start of a new week, I’m savouring every moment of Monday.
For the past few weeks, and for not much longer, Monday is a day of peace and quiet.
Bunny and Darling Husband are out the door early to school and work, but Little Flower and I take our time getting started with the day. Lately we’ve found that Monday is our quiet time together, just the two of us.
We relax on the sofa, she watches Curious George, I sit beside her with a second cup of tea and fold laundry. Nothing exciting, but calm and content. After a busy weekend with family and friends, activities and excitement, we relish the slower pace of Monday morning.
Sometimes we’ll venture into town for a decadent breakfast featuring her favourite bacon sarnies (I craved meat when pregnant with her, and now she is the most carnivorous little girl!), other Mondays we’ll run errands and swing by the local playground. Once in a while we’ll tidy the house together – she loves toodling around with a squirty bottle of water and a cloth, polishing everything in her path. (I remember Bunny doing much the same, I don’t think she even knows the meaning of the word “clean” now...)
|A new shawl in the works, and a tall glass of iced jasmine tea|
Yesterday we played outside in the afternoon, then she lost herself in an imaginary world in her sandpit while I did some crochet.
Too soon Little Flower will be at primary school, Bunny will start secondary school, and the house will be buzzing on Sunday evenings and no doubt hectic on Monday mornings. Schedules to follow, plans to keep. I hold my Little Flower close on these last few aimless Mondays. I appreciate them as much as any big school awards day or music concert.
P.S. I’m having real trouble with Blogger at the moment – only one blog at a time is posting on my reading list, which means I’m unable to see what’s new with all the blogs I follow. Apparently, this is a bug that is occurring all over with Blogger right now, and they are working to fix it. I certainly hope the problem is resolved soon!