Life On The B Side

Taking all that life throws at us one moment at a time

Just Another Rainy Weekend October 7, 2012

These are the kinds of weekends I want to remember when the kids are older.  We had no plans.  It’s been windy and rainy.  But I have loved it.


Yesterday, CC was out all day helping his Mom move and then hanging out with his friends.  That meant I was home with the kids.  It’s been a while since I spent an entire day at home with them and no CC.  It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies and I did yell at them a couple few times, but it was still a great day!  Jay had a few miserable moments.  Mostly because he’s mad that the remote for their DVD player is missing and without it, the DVD player is useless.  Ace was attached to me like white on rice and even ended up falling asleep in my bed at night.  I let him stay there till CC came home.  That is usually a big NO NO but every once in a while I let him have that treat.

Despite the few (very short-lived) tantrums and one short time-out for purposely breaking Ace’s lego creation, there was a lot of smiles and laughter from Jay.  I told CC this morning that I think Ace would like it if he and I were Siamese twins. I soaked it up though because I know it won’t be long before he’s too busy with his friends to want to hang out with his Mom.

By 11 am, the place was a MESS.  The kids had been running and jumping and playing and wrestling and getting into all kinds of stuff.  Theirs and mine.  I couldn’t have cared less.  Some time around noon, the 3 of us settled down a bit and were building lego planes and watching Pocoyo and eating cheese doodles.

We spent all afternoon playing games and watching TV and reading books and lighting candles so Jay could blow them out.

I did manage to swap out my summer/winter clothes ,clean up the giant mess and throw together some dinner (pancakes and eggs) while the kids entertained themselves fairly quietly.

We spent the entire day in our pajamas.  Wait, I’m lying.  Jay and I were in pajamas.  Ace spent all day in his Wolverine costume.  Complete with mask.

I even broke out my sewing kit and mended a skirt of mine and Ace’s Iron Man costume.

We didn’t plan anything spectacular.  We didn’t plan anything at all – but it was my kind of day.


Today – Sunday – there has been more wind, more rain, more family time.

While CC played the role of jungle gym, I sorted through the kids room and tossed THREE garbage bags full of old and broken toys.  Yeah, they have way too much stuff.

Now, their clothes and books are organized.  They have clean sheets on their beds and their floor has been vacuumed of all Cheerios.  It won’t last long, but for now, their room is just the way I like it.

When I moved to the kitchen make dinner, CC put Star Wars on and he and both kids sat to watch.  It was the kids 1st time seeing that classic.  CC also introduced Ace to the video game Spyro.   I’m not sure who enjoyed playing more.  As much as we enjoyed seeing the kids enjoy The Backyardigans and Thomas and The Fresh Beat Band, I think CC is really loving that he can now share things from his own childhood (that he still loves) with them.

I spoke to my Grandad and my best friend from high school; both of whom still live in Jamaica.

Ace talked too much and got told over and over and over that he was talking too much.

Ace made jello and asked too many times if it was ready yet only to be told repeatedly that it was not.
Can I jump back to my dinner making for a second?  I made a shepards pie for us to eat today AND I set up the crock pot with pork chops for tomorrows dinner.  Boo-yah!!!  We got that crock pot a few years ago for Christmas and I used it for the 1st time a couple months ago.  I LOVE it.  Why didn’t anyone tell me about it before?

OK … that’s enough about dinner.


Again, we didn’t plan anything spectacular.  We didn’t plan anything at all but it was my kind of ordinary, regular, amazing day.


Oh and the Windies (West Indies) won the Cricket T20 world championship by beating Sri Lanka.  It’s been a long time coming.




2 Responses to “Just Another Rainy Weekend”

  1. rhemashope Says:

    Sounds like you were able to change the pace a little, enjoy your boys, *and* get a lot done. My kind of weekend!

  2. Neil N Says:

    Sounds like you packed an awful lot of good into “just another weekend.” Oh and congrats on the “Windies” … love that nickname. If you can be bothered to learn about the NHL, I can learn something about cricket.

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