That was a really long weekend. The Fourth should be situated on a Thursday or a Friday- that way you have a short work week- AND the weekend doesn't get that summer vacation blahhhh.
There really is only SO much couch sitting, PlayStation playing, movie watching, Slip and Slide sliding, a body can handle before needing a break from the break.
I definitely need a break from the break. I like the quasi-structure of having certain things to do on certain days (but the flexibility to blow them off too!) Like Taco Tuesdays. Sure, tacos get a bit monotonous... but it is SO nice not to have to think about what to make for dinner! Tuesday is also Town Day... groceries, errands, library... new movie releases.
With 7 kids, the grown ups don't get out much (AT ALL. Like EVAH!) Well, as much as we would like to, and not nearly as much as the kids would like us to either. Anywho... We buy movies. LOTS of movies. We'd give Blockbuster a run.
But knowing that Tuesday= Tacos, new movie (and possible cuddle on the couch time) is something to look forward too.
Looooooong weekends- not so much. Unless you have plans to go do something. Somewhere. Ummmm like the beach, or maybe- I don't know... THE BEACH!! Long weekends are, well, LONG. The days run together, people keep asking "what time is it NOW..." and not believing that it's 9pm and still light.
Sure the together time is nice, but TOO much family one-ness... and the Funny Farm starts to look pretty durn attractive.
July is just surreal around here anyway. First there is Independence day, but the fireworks are gone in 15 minutes. my Sister, 3 kids and 1 hubby... all have birthdays. Cake overdose. Not to mention what the heck do you get for a 29ish sister, a 6 year old (Stinker), a 12 year old (in a 32 year old body), a 3 year old (ruler of the world) AND an 11 (going on 16!)year old?
Let alone when do you shop, and where do you stash the loot?
So, while I recoup from the LOooong weekend, I get to (stress) plan for the Celebrations to come.
That doesn't sound restful, does it?
Like I said, I think I need a break.