Mum About Town

Emma is a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and online marketer. When she’s not writing, she gets down with her Smalls, bigs-it-up with Him and swans around London reporting for her blog.

A perfect weekend?

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on Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Is there such a thing as a perfect weekend? And, if so, did a mother ever have one? I’d challenge any of those nauseating Instagram feeds (you know, the ones who have more than 4 children AND bake) to tell me just how it’s done. Because, by the end of the week I’m left facing a tired, over-worked Him and some seriously homework-hating Smalls. So, I’m not seeing the perfect….

I remember (in the olden days) when Friday night was pub night. You’d slope off an hour early with your work chums for that first taste of the weekend. Two whole days stretched ahead full of self-indulgent fun. Carefree with little responsibility, I recollect that joyously giddy moment.

But now, the weekend is the time to pick up the pieces. It’s when the house needs a tidy and clean, the washing needs to go on. So I’m struggling to see how the FT’s How To Spend It magazine can fill a whole page of perfect weekends each and every week. I read it with confusion. And envy.

Unless, of course, there are perfect-weekend-liars out there.

‘How was your weekend?’ asks exhausted looking mother. ‘Just amazingly relaxing/interesting/refreshing etc’ replies perfect-weekend-liar.

Either way, let’s look forward to that Perfect Monday.

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