The Good and The Bad of Long Weekends

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I learned a long time ago that life is made up of the good and the not so good.

For example:

Good: I grew up with two older brothers who taught me how to protect myself, loved me endlessly and kept me from taking boys too seriously.

Not So Good: They loved to rough house (I have the scars to prove it) and play GI Joes when all I wanted to do was play with my Barbie dolls.

Bonus: It all turned out well because I love the fact that deep down I am a tomboy at heart yet have learned to appreciate the girly things in life.

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All that to say, that is how I feel about long weekends with kids. There is definitely a good side: spending quality time with the family, lots of laughs, freedom to do whatever we wish, no rushing to school/work in the morning and no forced early bedtimes.

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Yet like I said, I learned a long time ago that there can be a not so good side too. Long weekends can mean several tantrums, agreeing on where to go, lots of preparation for snacking, cranky parents and cranky kids.

But here’s the bonus: we were super busy, had so much fun hanging all weekend, saw friends and family, and were able to do things we normally don’t have enough time during the week or most weekends to do. And after last week, I was excited for an overall good time!

So all in all the “not so good” wasn’t that bad and the “good” was really great!

Check out these 4th of July flowers!
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We always love picking out all of our fruits and veggies for the week at the farmers market!

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We all wanted to take this bike home, it was so cute and pink!

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I hope your holiday weekend was just as “good” as ours and the “not so good” was still pretty awesome!

-EM xo

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