I remember once believing that weekends were a time to relax, unwind and recover from the work week. I’m convinced that such an impression was induced by side effects of one of the many medications I’ve been on over the years.
So I began to think back on my younger years –
In high school, weekends were spent working on Saturday, staying up w-a-a-y too late on Saturday, and hanging out with friends on Sunday.
As a young adult, after working all week at the hospital, I’d spend Saturday shooting wedding pictures and Sunday taking call at the hospital.
For most of 30 years, one weekend a month was spent on Navy Reserve duty.
My eldest was born in 1975. My youngest children are teenagers. Needless to say, that affects weekends significantly.
With my teenagers, it was a soccer weekend. (All soccer! All the time!)
I’ve finally come to the realization that relaxing weekends are like Hogwarts, Vulcan Mind-Melds and Jedi Masters. They are great images, but don’t really exist.