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Saturday mornings: from cartoons to crosswords to cardio

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Saturday mornings seem to go through a life cycle. As the decades roll by, my Saturday mornings have evolved in the following ways:

At age 10: Waking up early for cartoons. Land of the Lost and Schoolhouse Rock.

At age 20: Recovering from the night before. Drinking a lot of water and trying to quell the headache.

At age 30: Sleeping in. Coffee and crossword puzzles in bed with Husband.

At age 40: Getting up to my hungry baby and my entertain-me toddler.

Now (not 50, but I don’t want to hang on to this post until then): Suiting up for Zumba. Sneaking in some online time while my kids watch cartoons (nothing as good as Land of the Lost and Schoolhouse Rock) and Husband makes me coffee.

What are your Saturday mornings like? How were they different in your previous eras?

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Lori is a mom to Tessa, 10, and Reed, 8, and they live in the metro-Denver area. She writes regularly — often on Saturday mornings — at about parenting in open adoption and living mindfullly. Her first book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield and available in mid-2013

Lori Holden
Author: Lori Holden

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  • comment avatar Amber Johnson January 17, 2012

    Fun topic! Like you, my favorite Saturday morning childhood memories were pancakes and cartoons. In my 20s, I was single and always traveling on the weekends. In my 30s, exhausted and just begging for sleep. Now almost in my 40s, I look forward to leisurely Saturdays again!

  • comment avatar jenny - sugar loco January 17, 2012

    I used to watch Land of the Lost too! I always thought it was so cheesy and fake, yet I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m kinda reverting back to waking up early, just to get a little me time in before the kiddos wake up and suck the life out of me 🙂

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