My Saturdays used to be my "free day." I lived for Saturdays when I was a kid. It almost seemed magical.... "What? Tomorrow is Saturday? What special and exciting thing will happen when I wake up?" It usually was no special and exciting thing but just not having to go to school was enough for me.
Saturdays are now my busiest day of the week. If I find a couple of minutes of downtime on a Saturday now I am lucky.
JBird started his first season of Flag Football today. He has played basketball, baseball and soccer for years but never organized football. He was so excited for his first game this morning he could hardly contain himself. He played on the defense squad today as the middle linebacker. Nobody was gettin' by this kid.
His focus is impeccable.
BOOM! Flag down.
BAM! Another flag down.
At first we were thinking he was going to be bugged that he was on defense the whole time but after the game he said he loved it. He likes being able to be in on every play. On offense you pretty much have to be the QB to really get to do much.
And what was Beebs doing this whole time? The same things any responsible little mommy would be doing....
Walking her babies around the park.
And pushing them on the swing...
She looks almost as interested as VegasJenny probably did when her actual child was on the swing. She just needs a little iPod and she'd be a dead ringer.
So we had that, then came home, had some lunch and then it was off to watch TBone test to move from yellow belt to orange belt in TaeKwonDo.
^^^ That is Tbone trying to recite a bunch of stuff he was supposed to have memorized. I've never, not even one time, worked with him to help him memorize it. I figure that's Massa Kwon's job... what am I paying him for anyway? But yeah, he didn't know a lot of it. Luckily there was a black belt behind him to prompt/tell him what to say. He does know Tae Kwon Do Article #9 though because it's his favorite... "Never attack without reason. Mercy Sir!"
Speaking of "MassaKwon"...
He looks all serious there with his clipboard and stuff but he's a sucker for TBone's comedy.
The best part:
TBone loved that he broke the board into THREE pieces. He's got to be pretty tough to do that, right Mom? Right? Huh? Don't you think? Totally.
So, I guess Saturdays, though not filled with watching cartoons and eating sugared cereals are still quite fun & magical in their own way. If I could just figure out how to fit in a nap, it'd be perfect.