At what age did we start calling this glorious upcoming long weekend the “Two Four” Weekend? The first official weekend of the summer! Was it at about 18? That age when we were sure no one was cooler and nothing was better then when you grabbed your besties, your bikini, your sunscreen and of course your 2-4 and headed to the nearest beach and hoped, no prayed the sun came out. Thinking back to that, I have to admit, it does sound PRETTY good right about now. Imagine, an entire weekend where all you would have to worry about is where you will crash, what you would wear, and who would bring the Malibu Rum.
Those days are looonnng gone.
My May “Two Four” this year? Let’s see. SweetGirl has got to get some piano practice in she has an exam in a couple of weeks, and I have to check to see if dance is cancelled. BlueEyes has gymnastics on both Friday and Sunday. Hubby has to work. Sigh. Then of course there is the regular homework and fabulous over grown lawn and laundry. I do have a little party on Saturday to look forward to. Sure it’s a Birthday bash for a one year old, but you know what, those are now my fave kind of events! (Don’t judge, I’m old now and don’t get out much)
Oh how life has changed. Somehow we’ve gone from who has the cutest bikini to who has the busiest calendar. Normal, but not always fun. This Mama in the Suburbs needs a break. Needs to shake things up a bit!
Somewhere between the piano, the homework the housework, gymnastics and dance I need to squeeze some good old fashioned “Two Four ” into it! Or at least some wine?
Here’s the plan. I bought me some sunscreen and there’s a bottle of white wine chillin’ in the fridge. I will not let this first weekend squeak by without dusting off the bikini
tankini and hitting the beach. I might even take my Husband and Kids. The plan, to get a cocktail in one hand, and a shovel and pail in the other because this is how I roll.
My “Two Fours” may look a little more like this now…
….but truth be told, I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
Safe and Happy “Two Four”!