Smug Monday

Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan

Mondays are normally pretty fraught in this house. It's rare that we all want to get up and about early on the first day of the week. It's even rarer that we all actually manage to get up and about on time on the first day of the week. Tired bodies, sluggish feet, eyes blinking as they transition from night to day.

You know how it goes. Weekends are always too short, aren't they? The moment you fully relax, they're over. And so begins another working week. Time to stretch, shrug off the cloak of reluctance, and consider wearing something other than pyjamas or leisure trousers (we all know that these are just fancy tracksuit bottoms, right?).

This Monday was a bit different, though. Sunshine followed Sunday's snow and all seemed well with the world. We got up ... when the alarm when off. The boys got dressed ... after a mere ten, as opposed to the usual fifty, requests. We ate breakfast ... nicely, with only the briefest discussion about jelly beans on toast not really being the most nutritious way to start the day and only a moderate amount of protesting from my terrible two. We left the house ... with minutes to spare.

One boy dropped off at school and one boy wanting to make the most of the infrequent rays, we drove along the North Wales coast and headed for the beach. Sandcastles, seashells and salty water ... and the added bonus (for my four year old) of the pier being decommissioned and lots of large machinery. Seriously, we felt like the luckiest people in the world. Me, more so because we sneaked in a second breakfast at the beach café and not so much because of the cranes and diggers.

So, yes, I'm sharing some photos from our smug Monday. Recording it for posterity, so to speak. Because smug Mondays don't happen all that often, do they? I'm not even sure if I'll experience another ever again. Perhaps it's a once in a lifetime kind of thing. 

A smug Monday? Who would've though it!

Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan
Smug Monday - when the stars align and everything goes to plan