I always feel a lot of pressure that I need to do lots of outdoor activities with the kids and family the whole long weekend. Specially when I see so many photos of my friends on social media spending time on the mountains, vacations, hiking, and doing all sort of activities.
Most long weekends I feel guilty, because I like to spend some time to catch up on things and don’t have the time to do all the outdoor activities, that I feel I have to do.
This family day weekend was even more busy with our Family Day Blowout Sale , but I’m proud to say I did it all and I feel good. But the difference was that I decided to not feel guilty, close my eyes on what everyone else does or expected of me and do what works for us right now.
We got to spend time with each set of grandparents, had a nice family brunch, spent a little bit of time outside just in our backyard. I managed to work a decent amount of time on my business, and spent time with the kids watching movie and reading a book. Above all I kind of got crazy and decided to repaint our bedroom, something we wanted to do for the past 6 months, so now we are sleeping in the livingroom for the next few days 😀
Talk about a fulfilled family day weekend. The key was that I had to change my mindset. I asked what was important to my children, did that. They got the free time they asked for, which meant a little bit more video game time than usual. But it got me to do everything I needed to without feel guilty, and have happy kids at the end. Isn’t that what family is about? Being happy together?
I hope you do what is best for you and your family on family day weekend, all long weekends and every day.
Happy Family Day Canada