I remember being a kid and hating Sunday nights. Here I am 11 year old Jason, I just had two great, or hell, even two bad days off of playing and now I’m laying in bed dreading the fact that I have to get up for school in the morning. School was just the last place I wanted to be, there was still too much playing I was sure I had to get done. This was a common feeling back in those days. The feeling was always that much worse after Christmas vacation, or some other long break. Now I get to watch my kids experience that same thing as they get ready to go back to school tomorrow after Christmas vacation.
Whenever the kids complain about this I give them the same song and dance that I’d imagine most parents would say. “It’s not that bad, and what’s not to like about learning?”, or try to empathize with them and say “It’s a necessary evil” Either way it’s something they’ve got to do just we had to do it, and their children will have to do the same thing.
I talk about all this because I sit here tonight and I’ve got a bit of that feeling. Nowadays the feeling is a bit different, but it’s there. Now the feeling is a bit of frustration as I didn’t get through all the things I put on my ambitious “to-do” list on Friday. I didn’t have all the fun I wanted to have. There’s something something interesting to think about. Do you EVER have all the fun you wanted to have? I can’t imagine sitting around one day and saying “well, enough of that”. Anyway, now the feeling is more about missed opportunities, or maybe better said, the closing of a window. Tomorrow, the list of things that needs to be done grows a bit bigger, and priorities for tasks shift. Outside of that the only changes, I think are in our heads. At the end of the day every day is what we make of it. Here’s to making Monday just as fun as Sunday! I know that’s not possible, but I’m done worrying about the end of the weekend. Have a good week everybody.