For a long time I have joked that we should have four day weeks and three day weekends. Now that I am a mom I truly believe this. The three-day weekend offers much more balance for my working mom life. One extra day on the weekend enables me to get all the house work, laundry, errands and groceries done and frees up the real weekend for spending time with my family.
This past weekend firmly entrenched this idea for me. I had Friday off and my child went to his Nana's house, so I had a guilt-free day to catch up on a winter's worth of back-logged decluttering and cleaning. Saturday and Sunday I was completely free of housework and chores other than a trip to the City Dump, which it turns out, can be a fun family outing for a little boy! We hiked, saw ice bergs, barbecued, visited with friends and family, watched hockey and even played driveway hockey. It was a wonderful weekend, thanks in no small measure to a wicked forecast and a Friday pre-weekend day off.
So, who wants to start a petition and lobby for a much more civilized and balanced approach to the work week?
I hope you all got to enjoy a nice family weekend too. I'd love to hear what you did with your weekend, whether it was two or three days long.
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