Saturdays are all about packing in as many things as we can into the shortest amount of time possible. It’s exhausting. If I listed everything we did today, you’d feel tired. Wanna see?
- Girls’ dance class
- Trip to Target
- Family Fun Day at a potential school for Zana
- Quick lunch at a Metro 29 Diner
- Summer camp orientation for Lira
- 6-year-old’s birthday party
- Visit with a friend traveling through town
- Evening visit to the National Cathedral
- Outdoor dinner and gelato at Pete’s APizza (that’s not a typo)
I told you!
I’m not sure why we live our lives this way, but we do– every single weekend. Some of the things on the list are repeats: We’ve been going to the same dance studio every Saturday for the past three years.
Birthday parties (as we all know) are a weekly occurrence; in it’s a miracle we were only invited to one this weekend (it’s a curse being so gosh darn popular). Pete’s and 29 Diner are two of our local standbys.
But things like tonight’s sporadic trip to the National Cathedral to watch the sunset are why I love living in DCity.
We are so blessed (you know, because we’re at a cathedral) to have these opportunities right in our back yard. I remember coming to DC from Texas, as a kid. My parents dragged us to every monument and every museum (mostly against our will) during our 3-day weekend trips. And it wasn’t until I was older that I appreciated any of it. For my girls, it’s different. We go to the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Museums like some families go to Wal-Mart. They don’t think it’s a drag; it’s just what they’re used to doing. [Read more…]