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What are Saturday mornings for?

Yes, today is Tuesday, and Tuesdays can be of the tedious sort, as days of the week go. But for a moment let’s pretend it’s a few days in the future. Let’s get ourselves in the sweet, spacious, sunny frame of mind that we often get to have on Saturday mornings.

Ahhh…start of the weekend. You get up on a Saturday morning and have the whooooole rest of the weekend sprawled out before you. How will you spend it? Lolling and lazing? Recuperating and recovering? Uh, enjoying some grown-up time? On obligations and To-Do lists? Or something else?

It kinda depends. On your age or your stage.

Here is my progression.

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 mommy-entertain-me! toddler.

Now (not 50 quite yet): Suiting up for Zumba. Sneaking in some writing or Me time while my kids watch cartoons (nothing as good as Land of the Lost and Schoolhouse Rock!) and Husband makes me coffee. Or sometimes I make it for him.

What are your Saturday mornings like? What have they been like in your previous eras?



Lori is a mom to tweens Tessa and Reed, whom she is training to make and deliver the perfect cup of coffee. Lori learned everything she needs to know about conjunctions and functions and bills on the hill  and what number is magic by the time she was 10. She writes regularly at and her first book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield, available in mid-2013. 

Lori Holden
Author: Lori Holden

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  1. Growing up, we always had the same tradition of pancakes and cartoons every Saturday. That’s still my tradition with my kiddos!

  2. Ahh, Saturday mornings. It just depends on if the hubby works or not. If he doesn’t, it’s lovely and relaxed. Lounge around forever, unless we have plans. If he works then it’s up at either 5:30 or 6 and off and chasing the toddler around until nap time. Then an hour or two of me time and then having some fun before bed.

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