Sunday, January 14, 2007

Is it SO wrong...

to be HOME?

So far this weekend:

I have gone through the kids' schoolwork, grading and filing papers...
Bethany and I have curled up and watched our favorite HGTV shows together...
Luke and the kids have made homemade pizzas...
Luke and Kyle have had a Mancala tournament...
Kyle has built all kinds of configurations with the Marbleworks game...
Bethany has cleaned out her dresser and her desk...
We've read whatever books we're into...
I've worked on our school plans for next week...
Luke's been touching up paint around the house...
and
we've generally enjoyed one another's company. Alot.

And you know what? I've felt guilty the whole time! As Linda pointed out yesterday in her comment, sometimes these "weather events" turn out to be "not so much." Well, it's been insanely cold, and awfully gray and rainy (sometimes even thunderstormy)... but not frozen. We could've gone to _______(fill in the blank with whatever activity we either chose not to attend or which was canceled.) I feel guilty because we could've gone. It was physically possible to get there. We aren't socked in by ice. But you know what? I'm glad we've been home! If the threat of winter weather is what has to happen to get us to all s-l-o-w down and stay home for 48 hours, then I'm glad it was on the radar. We had an Awana event this past Tuesday (which over 370 people attended) so it's okay if everyone stays home tonight to watch the NFL playoffs enjoy family time. Right? Besides, the sore throat and general ickiness that's been passed around lately has landed on me at the moment, and I feel ooky.

So, I'm hoping this feeling of guilt which tells me that we could've or even should've been elsewhere this weekend goes away, and it can take my sore throat with it. Whether it freezes later or not is still up in the air (!) but I'm enjoying being at home in my comfy sweater and fleecy houseshoes.

And if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right!

11 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh girl it is sooo right. We need those times as a family. That is what builds the cohesiveness, not the running around and "being involved". Not saying they are not worthy causes. But these times are needed so badly and I feel family's miss it. Many times families feel they need to be going somewhere or doing something. Sometimes my best evenings or days, is when no friends have come by, and it has been just the five of us all day. Those are the days we end up playing a board game (all of us) or having a pillow fight, or wrestling in the house.

KIDS NEED THOSE DAYS, just like we do. They are the days we (I believe) will miss most when they are grown and gone.

So girl, kick your feet up and enjoy them. Hope you feel better though.

Susanne said...

Sometimes as busy an nowadays families are, I don't see anything wrong with taking a day once in a while to just be at home together with having no other agenda than just to stay at home. With everything on everyone's plates a family needs that time to just be a family without an obligation.

Enjoy the day!

eph2810 said...

Oops - lost the last comment in cyberspace...

Anyway, I was saying. I don't think there is anything wrong with enjoying each others company and 'taking a time out' from the busy life we are living...At least this old gal is thinking that way. So, if I am wrong thinking that way - it makes two of us :)....
Blessings on your Sunday evening.

eph2810 said...

Hi Cyndi. I know I just had left a comment, but now I am back to let you know that I tagged you with a meme from E-Mom

Sandy said...

I know how you feel about this precious time that seems to shut us off from the rest of the world and give us a gift of our own family bonded together in a very special way. It's almost as if the gloom is the wrapping paper of a beautiful gift.

Blessings,
Sandy

Linda said...

Oh Cyndi - I don't think you should feel the least bit guilty. We actually don't go to things we're supposed to go to sometimes just because....because we need time to be together; because we're tired from going so much. I think it's perfectly fine to do every once in a while.
As a matter of fact - we are actually supposed to get icy weather tomorrow. Maybe you'll get another day!!! That would be great. Maybe this one will be "much" :-)

Rose DesRochers said...

Family bonding and time at home together is important.

Rose
http://rosedesrochers.com

Chris said...

I long for those days we can all stay home and just be. It is my favorite. I love to go, but I love more being at home.

janiswrites said...

I think it is great to have days like that. It helps me to recharge and enjoy my family for a change. If that is wrong, then I am wrong, too! Blessings! I hope that you are feeling less "ooky" today!

Sandy said...

I take it as a compliment that you added my link on your blogsite. Thanks, Cyndi!

Sandy

julie said...

Our family did the same thing this weekend and it was glorious! My kids love it when they don't have to get out of their pj's all day and we just hang out together. I love watching my older and younger kids interact and spend time together that is hard to get on those normally hectic days. Enjoy!