Back to the Daily Grind of things

Now that Easter break is over and done with, we are back in the daily grind of things.  The husband takes T to school, he then goes back to his work, I walk Doc and then do the afternoon school run.

On Mondays after school, T used to go to Starmakers, an after school activity held at the village hall.  She seems to have lost interest in it and we all decided that she stopped going.

Before the break, she’s been saying she didn’t want to go anymore. We never push T to do things and she seems adamant that she doesn’t want to go back to it.  We’re not that bothered, since this particular activity is really more like play, a bit of drama, song and dance.  She used to really enjoy it especially since most of her friends were going, somehow she has outgrown it. And it’s only fair to stop going, especially if it means opening up a slot for another child who really wants to join the class.

On Tuesdays, she has her cello lessons.  But luckily for her (and for the other kids as well), the lessons are done during school hours.  I just don’t know what the other kids (who don’t do cello or violin) do while the small group who are doing music lessons are away from the class.

T goes to her swimming lessons with her other friends on Wednesdays.  The lessons are held at a holiday park here in Cornwall, so we always end up having dinner there with the other kids and their parents too.  The children enjoy this as they get to have a play while waiting for dinner to be served.

Thursdays are free days.  I love Thursdays.

And today, T goes to her gymnastics lessons after school.  She’s excited because one of her friends from school is coming along to see whether she too would like to join T’s gymnastics club.  Hopefully her friend decides to join her.

The weekends are our laze-about-days, which consists of wearing our PJs till midmorning, doing some homework and for me, it’s also doing chores in between.  I’m afraid for some of us (parents), it’s never entirely a bugger all day isn’t it?  There’s always endless chores to be done.

We don’t have anything planned over the weekend.  The historian has a lecture to do in Plymouth, so that will leave T and I alone at home with Boots and Doc.  Luckily for us, the good weather we’ve been experiencing (lots of lovely blue and white clouds) will continue over the weekend.  That is, if the weather forecast doesn’t decide to do a dramatic change and suddenly announce rainstorms, hale and thunderclouds. Hopefully not!  We might meet over with some friends on Saturday, but we’re all just playing it by ear.  There won’t be any rushing, just relaxing about.  That’s what I love about weekends.

My word of the week is: routine

What about you?
What do you love about weekends?
Do share.
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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. Rachelswirl

    For me it’s Tuesday’s (our free day). Love those days where the kids don’t have clubs.

    • Would love to have more free days, but she’s really enjoying her after-school activities at the moment, so I guess I shouldn’t even be complaining 😉

  2. laura dove

    We are just one week into our Easter holidays and so we have another week before we get back to the daily grind! I am loving not having to get up for the school run each morning and the many journeys here, there and everywhere each day! Our weekends are always very lazy, we go for a walk or see friends or sometimes just stay in our PJs and relax!!
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    • Oh how fun! Enjoy your rest from doing the school run. We had loads of lazying about days and I loved them 🙂

  3. Routine really makes a difference doesn’t it. I have three little ones who are pleased to get back to their routine of school, but I’m lonely without them around.

    • I used to miss T when she was at school. At the moment, I’m sort of relieved that she’s back in school but I’ll also know I’ll be missing her again.

    • I think having a list and a proper routine is even more important when working at home. x

  4. The Reading Residence

    I like the sound of not rushing about, sounds perfect. It does sound like you need weekends like that as Little T is so busy in the week. She must love it all, though, lots of fun! Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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    • She does, but at times, she can also get really exhausted. I do worry about her, but every time I tell her to drop an activity, she whinges!

  5. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can get outside. We usually have a PJ sunday, although when the nice weather comes in we usually start to venture out more. Have a great weekend 🙂
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  6. I love weekends as it means spending time as a family. We take Blake to swimming lessons every Saturday afternoon and occasionally in the morning we take him to messy play if its on. Sunday is generally a day of relaxing.
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    • Messy play sounds like fun! 🙂 Yes, Sundays should be all about relaxing.

  7. Kim Carberry

    It sounds like a great routine…You are very busy.
    I try to do as little as possible on a weekend….We have a bit of family time and relax a lot. hehehe
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  8. Tracey @ mummyshire

    Yes, back to the routine of the term week and is going to be a long term for us. Our free days are Wednesday and Friday – although we always have a playdate with friends from school on one of those days. It’s lovely to have a do-nothing evening after school isn’t it?
    Enjoy your weekend, we too try not to schedule too many things at the weekend, and I hope the weather holds!

    • Same here. We’ve had such lovely weather. Hope you have a good relaxing weekend too 🙂

  9. I have a completely different routine now than I used to for years as I just got myself a proper 9 to 5 job… (Go me!!) not sure if I like but I’m trying to enjoy it!

    Oliver •

    • Congratulations! Routine is always good. I hope you enjoy your new job 🙂

  10. Gosh that sounds like a wonderfully relaxing weekend – I hope you don’t get the horrible rain we are having at the moment 🙁 Sorry that T doesn’t want to do her drama class any more but as you say, once they’ve decided there is little point in trying to persuade and it saves you money too!
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    • So true about saving money! I do hope our good weather branches over to you guys. Although at the moment, it looks really grey down here too, dry though 😉 x

    • Thanks! Hope you’re experiencing the same good weather we have down here in Cornwall.

  11. Ana De- Jesus

    Wow with the amount of holiday and school clubs it makes me admire you even more because you still manage to fit blogging in! Well done that is fantastic.
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  12. John Milnes

    For some reason, the school for our little one has JUST broken up for Easter last Friday. She will have 1 more week then back to school, then off for May Bank Holiday Monday.

    We also have a full house due to my in-laws over from New Zealand. A house for 3 has become a house for 6 this week. Needless to say, IT’S a Madhouse this week.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M
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  13. Hi Dean, it sounds as if the holidays are well and truly over for you! I agree that it’s pointless forcing a child to do something they no longer enjoy as long as it doesn’t matter, and it is better to let another child get the chance to enjoy the group.

    It took me a while to realise that weekends were never actually restful for parents, things maybe a little more laid back, but as you said there are still plenty of chores to be done.

    Hope you managed to meet up with your friends and had a good time.


    • Hi Debbie, thank you! We did manage to meet up with friends yesterday and had a lovely dinner at their place 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend as well 🙂 xx

    • Surprisingly, we found it easy to sort of just slide back into the routine 🙂

  14. I love a routine. Back to school was the best thing for us after our Easter break. O was so ready for it! x

    • Dean B

      Routine is always good for the little ones, isn’t it? 🙂

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