Friday, November 14, 2008

Saturday Mornings

Do your kids watch TV or play games on Saturday morning, while you sleep in? Ours used to do that. Now, at nearly 16, David sleeps in later than we do. But in the old days, they would get up, bring their blankets down to the playroom, and watch their favorite shows or play video games.

Once Gregg and I were up, as we were having our coffee in the family room, we would hear a plaintive, delicate little voice (Katie's, but not her normal, strong tones) calling, "Daaaaddyy? Can I have an English Muffin, please?" And Gregg would get up, toast muffins, spread butter or jam on them, and deliver them to both kids in the playroom, with a glass of milk for each. He loved waiting on them; they loved "working" him.

Katie could eat her muffin and still use the video controller. You can see her quilt (the original inspiration for all of the others) on her lap; temporary tattoos on her arm (a birthday gift), a mouth full of muffin and her beloved Panda bear at her back. Good times!


Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great memory. Love the muffin hanging out of her mouth...a girl with priorities. Eat AND play. Very cute.
Our kids have always been able to get up and tend to themselves also. I remember when Linds was little though,I would wake up and she would be 6 inches from my face just staring at me. It was cute, but scary. Then they would be in their rooms or in the family room amusing themselves.
I remember Saturday morning cartoons at home...of course NOW they can watch cartoons EVERYDAY 24 hours a day. :)

Kay said...

That is such a sweet memory! We were into cinnamon rolls... those fakey Pillsbury kind in the tube. But a fun time for all!

Tara said...

It has just been the last year or so that the boys will wake up on Saturday mornings and turn on the TV and grab something for themselves for breakfast without coming into our room first. I remember the first time it happened and Jim and I looked at each other and high fived and went back to sleep!

Amy said...

as my daughter so kindly woke us up at 7am...I too got up and made the cereal...of course I made her cuddle with me for a bit first!

We have a Saturday morning ritual, doughnuts, and big breakfasts...what fun memories! Cartoons are on and dad sometimes climb back in bed with their coffee...shhhh, don't tell them our secret hiding place! ;)

MB said...

Wow, I miss her soooooo much, making faces at me down the pew on Sunday mornings.... those are my happy memories-I really miss her!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Awww, this is one of my favorite posts of your blog. Tender and sweet. It also brings back memories for me of our childhood Saturdays. My dad would get us a dozen Dunkin Donuts and fresh milk. Yummm!

Smileygirl said...

This picture is hilarious!!! Such determination on her face. Was she playing Grand Theft Auto???

Laurie Keller said...

That mouth full of muffin is so cute. A great photo and a wonderful memory. Have a good week. I'm loving you, girlfriend ! xoxo.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

This is precious! I am very familiar with the "sweet little girl voice working her Daddy"!! My little S. does that regularly!

And I LOVE the panda!

GREAT memories! :-)

(On Saturdays, my son J gets up at 630 AM to play video games!! Crazy!!)