The concept isn’t new, but the way we spend it is different. It’s noon. We’re still in our pajamas. But by most standards we’ve accomplished quite a bit for a lazy Sunday. Breakfast with good friends and a play-date (yes all while still in our pj’s), a second breakfast for a growing girl – no, not me, a kitchen clean, laundry prepped, hand-made bday card for daddy, 3 movies down and the list continues to grow.
Next, but not the last task for sure, I’ve had some time to think. They say 40 is the new 30; 30 the new 20. Arguably 20 is the new 10…this thought usually surfaces when I attempt to visit the kinds of “clubs” I did in the past and am quickly reminded I no longer am welcome. I digress. What am I getting at? Well I’m not sure exactly. I definitely don’t feel, look (be nice) or act 20 as the saying suggests. I think the point I’m trying to convey is that somehow in my short (or long depending on how you choose to look at it) 30 years I am as wise now as a 40 year old. Or maybe I feel 40 or maybe I just finally feel like I get it.
Someone significant in my life and I have come to the conclusion that we are pretty dang smart (and hilarious and really know good music – again I digress). That is, smart compared to who we were when we were 20. We know what we want, what’s important and equally what doesn’t really matter anymore. I enjoy my day filled with giggles and marker colored hands, cleaning up stickers that found their way to the bottom of my foot (and yesterday in someone’s Hello Kitty underpants! – again not me).
What really sticks out to me the most is that I can make my life whatever I want it to be. I’m social and enjoy a dirty martini or two or five but now I eagerly await what Sunday morning at 7am sounds like. I’m a full-time mom on the weekends and thanks to a great family I’m that and a full-time professional during the week. I use coupons and spend my money on snack pack raisins, go-gurt and a deal at Stride Rite. Those choices triple themselves in return when you can provide your two-member, one-income family with a new home all on your own dime.
I’ve been inspired the last couple weeks with the addition of pages to the site like Kid-Friendly?, which offers product reviews and insight on how to help my readers stake out good deals, when to spend that extra cash and how to do it all with style.
It’s gonna be a good year and for today, a good Sunday.