12-Minute Memoir: Saturday


*This is part of a post series where I set my timer for 12 minutes and write about a specific word or phrase.

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” 
-Charles Dickens

Saturday is my most special and favorite day. I know Saturday is beloved by most people so I’m not saying anything new, but since having R and going back to work, Saturday truly is the most wonderful of all days.

We wake up without an alarm at early o’clock, I can stay in my pajamas as long as I want to (and R can too!). We play in her room for a bit, R handing me books and babbling happily. Then we move into the kitchen, and R sits in her highchair chowing down on bananas and blueberries while I cook myself a real breakfast of eggs or waffles or French toast (instead of rushing out the door after half a bowl of honey nut cheerios). Jordan usually sleeps in, although every once in a while I ask him to get up early with R so I can sleep in.

And I love sleeping in, but honestly, I love my slow mornings with R.

If I'm being really honest, I sometimes can't help but think about how awesome it would be to not have to work and get to stay at home and do this every morning with R. And yet, I also wonder if the magic of Saturday is because it is so rare. We hear so much about enjoying the moment, soaking it in, taking the time to relax, and I really and truly do that on Saturday mornings.

I sit and play with my daughter, and we don’t have to go anywhere (unless I want to), and we don’t have to do anything (unless I want to). It's the perfect way to end a busy week full of meetings and early daycare dropoffs and other commitments.

My favorite literary character of all time, Anne of Green Gables, said this: “I’m so happy to live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Well I’m so thankful and happy (and yes, blessed, I'll say it) to live in a world where there are Saturdays.

And I have it even better than Anne, because mine comes around every week.

*Comments turned off. I hope you all have a lovely Saturday :)