Saturdays come with this need and feeling of fixing, cleaning, cooking and generally getting set for another week of work. I so don’t like to be rushed out of bed on Saturdays! But my house keeper usually comes knocking early at the gate… Yes o, I engage the services of a house help. It is tough and stressful trying to do everything… I mean trying to be a super woman who waves a magic wand to perform impeccably at work and at home. No way!
Please dear woman do not try to do it all alone. Engage everyone in your house and pay if you have to for that extra support and help needed with chores.
Saturdays are also Owambe party days in Nigeria. And trust my Yoruba clan we love to organize all kinds of parties from weddings, 80th & 100th birthday party gigs; graduation from school, freedom after attaining an apprenticeship status😀😀😀; house warming and more. If you are not careful you will always have a friend’s, cousins, great Aunty or Uncle, colleagues, nephew’s parties to attend every weekend!!!
Abeg/please choose your parties. Yes it is good to celebrate with others but not at the expense of your rest time or simply having time to spend alone or with family.
This Saturday at least in Nigeria, we are all preparing our children for school resumption on Monday. Oh Lord help us all… It is the roller coaster season of getting up early, dashing out every morning in order not to be late. And for us mothers it is cooking and packing of extra meals for lunch and breakfast as well… Phew!
Plan, plan, plan your meals and time.
Right now we are in the salon trying to get my daughter’s hair done and ready for school. I still have loads of writing to catch up on and lunch too is just around the corner… Oh the life of a woman… Anyways, I am definitely going to throw in a rest and me time into this Saturday ☺️
So how is your Saturday going? I am all ears… Gist me and let’s giggle together. 😂😂😂
Enjoy your Saturday.
Adebisi Adetunji (C)