Saturdays are my overcompensation days.
During the week, I tend to be all business. I only get to be with my family when I’m resting, so I’m not exactly giving them my all.
On Friday, I even make a list of all the work stuff I need to get done over the weekend. There’s a long list of things I should accomplish on Saturday, specifically, which would free up Sunday for class planning.
Then, on Saturday morning- Poof.
I am the wife-mama machine here to represent all things Pinterest while giving cuddles and trying to pay attention to everyone at once.
This weekend, it even started early- Friday night.
After a grading frenzy, I just had to have an extended family-time activity. Unfortunately, with little planning, our impromptu gingerbread house building didn’t have enough time to dry.
I did get a really cool action shot as it was collapsing, though.
And it still tasted pretty good in pieces.
Today, Saturday, I was in full-on Pinterest mommy mode.
If someone had said “Ms. T.,” I wouldn’t have looked up.
I am “Mama” on Saturdays.
There was a one-pot mac and cheese recipe with the most enthusiastic helper there is. She wants in on the action so badly that It’s all I can do to keep her from climbing in the pot.
Then, we went to the Christmas Tree Shop, where I was literally in decorative holiday plate paradise.
After dinner, both kids helped me make cookie dough, 4 colors of royal icing, and (eventually) 3 dozen perfect cookie cutouts.
The super messy decorating finale was one for the history books.
And, the grand cherry on top for my domestic Saturday marathon- I cleaned it all up.
The after shots:
Tomorrow, I will remember all of the things I had scheduled myself to do today, and I will go back into 50/50 teacher/parent mode. The 7 hour football marathon, when Husband has the kids and I can work in relative peace, usually gets enough done.
I’ll keep that work momentum going until the next weekend rolls around- then I’ll probably try to embroider something while singing the ABCs and baking a cake.