Ah, Friday’s. I love you. There was a time that I would get home from work on a Friday afternoon, maybe have a beer or two, hang out, have some dinner, watch some TV, maybe play video games, head out with friends and be out until 3am.
Those days are long gone, my friends. Kids literally zap the energy out of you. I have a tough time staying up past 10pm on most days. Granted, I am up an a ridiculous time each weekday morning (4:20am). But I try so hard to hold on to some semblance of “fun” on a Friday or Saturday night. I have been known to push the bed-time on those two days to 11pm, midnight. Shit, when I was on vacation over the xmas holidays, I was hitting 1am and loving it!
But vacation time ended and I’m back to struggling on a Friday night. I find that I will do whatever I can to stay awake – including drinking a couple cups of coffee – just so I can remember what it was like to be a pre-kid adult.
So what do I do with my time? Well, I try to watch a movie and/or game a little. I find, though, that I need to plan out my movies before hand. Otherwise, I’m wasting time looking at my collection or flipping through Netflix and next thing I know close to an hour has passed and I haven’t started a damn thing.
So tonight, its my mission to be a big boy, stay up late and watch a movie. Of course, as I type this at 2:25pm, I’m yawning like I haven’t slept in a week. Fucking life with kids, eh?