Sunday’s are always the best day of the week for me. The most hectic and tiring day, but still the best. Here’s why. . Every Sunday my kids and I wake up early, get ready and rush to my parents house for a big family breakfast complete with pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, and more. Everyone comes; my sisters, their husbands and all of their children. It is a special time for all of us. We catch up on the weeks’ happenings, go to church together, and spend the entire day being present with one another. The mommas’ chat together. The kids play in the playroom and the boys watch sports in the basement. It is definitely the highlight of my week. Thinking of it now, I really wish I would have taken a photo showing all of my family sitting around the dinner table. It really is something special to see.
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I had a great weekend. How was yours?
Even though the time spent together as a family is really special to me, it is also a bit crazy, hectic and extremely tiring. Whew! The noise level you get when you put six kids under the age of 13 together is nuts! Plus there is always an inevitable boo boo or two and the total melt down when they are just overly tired from playing all day and are not quite ready to go home. By the end of the Sunday I am just ready to cuddle up with a warm fuzzy blanket, maybe have a little chocolate and a glass of wine and relax. Luckily for me and my sisters there is a new show on NickMom at night that I heard was pretty funny. So after the kids go to bed you can just leave the t.v. where it is (cuz yes, after some days even moving your arm to change the channel is too much work).
The show, Instant Mom, was pretty funny as promised. However, during the show I started to have a flashback. My flashback took me to when I was younger and my sisters and I would all sit around and watch TGIF. It was a bonding time for us. The shows were great, truly family friendly. You know the ones. . Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Full House and Family Matters. This show, Instant Mom, reminded me of these shows. It was funny, but without crossing the lines that many of the other shows on t.v. cross. The family in the show is adorable and features Tia Mowry-Hardrict (You know the one from the sitcom Sister, Sister?). In the episode I watched they talked about the rules of dating. The dad was tough and wouldn’t allow dating until the daughter was 16. The daughter found a way to “date” while doing community service and got caught by karma and in the end everyone learned a lesson. * Loved it *All that I can say is that this is definitely a show I will want to watch again. It really took me back to my childhood. 🙂 I think that it is wonderful that Nickelodeon is producing a show once again that my sisters and I can bond over, just like back in the 90’s.
Now Sunday is over and it’s back to the daily grind once again. It really is too bad that we can’t have that type of family time every day. But I do feel lucky and blessed to have it at all. I would like to urge all of you, if you have family close by, start a tradition of having at least one meal a week together. You wont believe what a special time it can be. . If you don’t have family nearby. Try setting up a family skype night. The important thing is to stay connected.
If you are interested in unwinding after your hectic day with a feel good flashback to the 90’s, check out a new episode of Instant Mom on NickJr every Sunday at 10pm or catch the show any day of the week during NickMom. You can also follow along on twitter at @NickMom for some #Motherfunny tweets to enjoy during the week.
Are you child of the TGIF days? If so, what was your favorite show?
<3 Dick and Jane