It’s Saturday afternoon and I am sitting at my desk while my husband watches football and my son protests a “timeout” in his playpen. This isn’t a punishment for him, but rather a 10 minute restbite for daddy and I who are at our wits end with his challenging behaviour today, and by challenging I mean picking up and throwing every movable object in the livingroom. There’s only so many times you can put the room back together before having to throw in the towel.
So that’s our Saturday, and I imagine the rest of the day won’t play out much different.
For this reason I’ve opted for a “chilled-to-the-max” Saturday night… The only way to recuperate and rejuvenate when I’ve had a horrendously difficult day with the tiny human.
For me it’s a shower (I am soooo not into baths) where I listen to my latest Spotify playlist and sing along (badly might I add). I feel the weight of the world dropping off my shoulders when I’m in the shower, and I feel even better when I have clean, dry hair followed by a quick skincare regime and fresh pyjamas to wear.
You should know by now that I have a very sweet tooth. It’s my biggest downfall I think… but there’s nothing better than having a little picnic of snacks and goodies when you’ve had a hard day. My favourites are Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Cake and Peanut MnM’s. Yum!
No Saturday night is complete without an alcoholic refreshment. Now I’m not a big drinker at all and I believe very much that alcohol is best enjoyed in moderation. However, I’ve recently discovered the joys of Pink Gin and I’m very happy about it. My hubby mixes me up a cocktail of 25ml Pink Gin, Diet Lemonade, Lime slices & frozen Raspberries. It is out of this world good! Give it a try!
I like to snuggle up with a blanket and propped up pillows on my cuddle sofa, while my hubby stretches out on his sofa opposite. Some people like to snuggle with their other half, but that’s just not us. We prefer getting comfortable in our own space and more often than not that involves both a blanket and a hot water bottle for me.
We go through so many different moods when it comes to what we like to watch on TV. We’re not very into movies that often, with a few exceptions every now and again for ones we love. Generally speaking though we go through a selection of our favourite TV shows. These are currently ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Gavin & Stacey’, ‘Californication’, ‘Modern Family’ and (despite protests from my hubby) ‘Sex & The City’.
Then it’s just time to relax. We’ve sorted everything that’s important, and despite there being a pile of washing the size of Mount Everest, we make the choice to prioritise our sanity over household chores. That can wait till Sunday!
What do you lovelies do in your downtime??? Let me know in the comments!
D xTags: MentalHealth, MumLife, parenting, Relaxing