No, I haven't had any luck convincing Stud1 to take every Monday off. And I still LOVE my weekends. But I love Mondays.
I actively decided to make Monday an at-home day. It used to be the day I would rush to do the washing, clean up, do the groceries, make a full on dinner and catch up with friends.
Recently I found myself truly dreading Monday. More than usual.
With happiness in mind I mixed things up.
- In the morning, I put on a load of washing.
- Have breaky, coffee and check my virtual world while Monkey watches his morning TV kick and plays with his toys.
- Monkey helps me put things in the slowcooker for supper (usually a soup or easy curry) and we put the breadmaker on for cheese scrolls/flat bread dough.
- We pull the lounge straight and play with his cars before packing them away.
- We hang the washing up.
- We bake muffins or cookies if the mood strikes us.
- We read, play and chill.
- In the afternoon we make our cheese scrolls and pop them in just before dinner time.
By the end of the day I am still in a good mood. We are both happy and have had a (mostly) fun day at home.
It's much easier to plan to do nothing and do something than to plan to do something and do everything.
What do you do to mix things up? To make things easier for you?