I don't know about you guys, but the weather here has been so strange. One day I'm in the middle of spring cleaning and the next I find myself looking up fall soup recipes. It's officially spring, Texas! Come on! :)
This weekend Tab was out of town for a football game. The kiddos and I made some big plans with some of our very favorites. We had so much fun!!
In Top Three fashion, I'm sharing my top three ways to enjoy your weekend with your spouse gone and you on solo duty. (Maybe it's a small weekend recap. But this sounds way more fun, doesn't it?) I absolutely love and adore my children. During football season the kiddos and I have so much fun. But I must give props to all you single parents out there. You guys rock! My three and I do have great times, but some weekends are hard. They're tough and feel long! However, this weekend was not one of them! We made the perfect plans and had the best time.
My Top Three ways to have a GREAT weekend when you're on solo duty because the spouse is out of town....
#1 Partake in Mexican food!!
Shay (Andrew happened to be out of town too. That worked out perfectly!) and I took all six of our kiddos to a local Mexican restaurant on Friday night. It was yucky rainy outside, but inside we were all enjoying a yummy meal! And...I've heard if you fall out of your chair with your two-year-old and land on the FLOOR on your booty you might have an even better time. It's supposed to lighten the mood and ensure that everyone has a good time. Maybe that's why I fell out of my chair? ha! Took one for the sake of my party's happiness. ha! I kid. :)
I happened to sit next to this cutie too. I'd definitely recommend sitting next to a sweet little girl. Always makes my night better. Love that Nixon photobomb back there! haha!
#2 Go Swimming!
Go swimming, even if it's April and the water might be a little chilly. On Saturday around lunchtime, we met the Shull four at our gym to have lunch and swim. I seriously think when you're solo for the weekend this is the hardest time...Saturday in the middle of the day. We had a lazy morning at home until 11:00. We got back in time for Bowen to take a nap, and enjoyed pizza and playing that night.
#3 When spouse arrives, send all the kids outside with him. :)
Tab got home late on Saturday night. Sunday after church he mowed our front yard. Our kiddos wanted to be outside AND be hanging with dad for a while. I did what any great mom would do...I let them all go hang out outside while I enjoyed a quiet moment in the house alone. :)
I must say that in order for this exact equation to work you must have the perfect weather. I don't mean nice sunny weather. I mean more like this kind of weather...
Lots and lots of rain that cancels two tee-ball games and frees up your entire weekend to hang with friends.
Here are a few other things the kiddos and I like to do on these weekends:
*Go see a movie
*Play at the park
*Go on a walk
*Get our craft on
*Movie nights in the playroom
What about you??? What do you and your kiddos do when your hubby is out of town? Please share!