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What Sunday Means to Me

For as long as I can remember Sunday’s were always about lounging around in our pyjama’s, watching rubbish telly and being pure lazy. Some days I barely left the sofa, only moving to use the loo or to make another cup of tea.

Since becoming a parent, that has changed. No longer can I just slob out on the sofa all day – those kids don’t even let me sit down for 5 minutes! Now Sunday’s are for scoffing on roasters while cooking a roast dinner. Painting and play doh. Eating chocolate until we’re sick and having Disney movies on the TV all day. Of course all of this is to be done whilst we’re in our pyjamas.

Sunday is that final day of rest before the working week begins again, we get weekend blues as we climb into bed waiting for Monday to show its ugly face.

I always enjoy Sunday’s with my family, ensuring that I spend as much of the day with a smile on my face as possible (because it’s the only day I get off nappy duty)!

Sometimes we visit family on Sunday, and that’s a lovely occasion to. Normally filled with lots of smiles and giggles as cousins get to play together and we get to indulge in real adult conversation – although 80% of the conversations are based on the children.

So I’ve been asking some of my fellow bloggers to tell me what Sunday is to them. Sure most of us have similar traditions but I love knowing just how everyone likes to spend this relaxing day! Whether it’s a stroll through the park or a day with the grandparents, everyone has their own special thing to do on a Sunday.

“Sunday is family time for us! I often enjoy a sneaky lie-in first, while daddy and daughter have some quality time playing at home. Then we all go out together, usually somewhere outdoors; such as parks, countryside walks or exploring woodlands.”
– Kate (Living Our Way)

“Sunday is Junior park run followed by dog walking and bike riding. Possibly baking before visiting Grandma and Grandad. Then it is home to get the ironing done and get everything ready for school.”
– Leyla (This Day I Love)

“Sundays for us is usually supporting one of our boys and his U12 football team in the Sunday league. An over piled plate of Sunday dinner. Catch up on washing and a red hot bath before bed.”
– Sherry (Kits & Vixen)

“Sunday here is all about a cooked breakfast and me getting a lie in while my fella and son talk football!” 
– Jen (Just Average Jen)

“We have winter Sundays and summer Sundays. Winter Sundays are all about leaving something in the slow cooker while we go out with our four children on a wintery walk and come back to enjoy hot chocolates in front of the tv. Summer Sundays are all about BBQs that last all day, outdoor games and as many friends and family that we can cram into our little garden.”
– Kerry (Kerry Shaw Mummy of Four)

“Sundays for us mean a morning swim with the Grandparents, a big cooked breakfast and something exciting in the afternoon – this week it’s the aquarium!”
– Jessica (That Mummy Blog)

“Sundays for us mean football! In the morning my daughter plays for the under 9 team I manage. And in the afternoon I manage a women’s team who play in division 1 of the women’s tables. I’d hope to come home to a roast but most weekends I come home to my kids still in their pyjamas!”
– Vikki (Mum Times Two)

“Lazy morning in bed while the child uses her tablet. PJs on until lunchtime when we finally venture out for some fresh air. Then a mad tidy up late afternoon and a panic when I realise I’ve forgotten to wash school uniforms and work clothes.”
– Sarah (Digital Motherhood)

“Staying in bed and blogging, schedule the rest of the week’s posts in advance, a family walk and Sunday dinner over my mum’s before baths and beds.”
– Emma (Even Angels Fall)

“In the winter, Sundays usually involve Sunday dinner with my parents but in the summer months we work almost every Sunday shooting family portraits and engagement sessions! I run a photography company with my hubby (Cross-Jones Photography).”
– Chantele (Two Hearts One Roof)

Ah is it not lovely to hear of all the different things we do on a Sunday? What does Sunday mean to you? Let me know in the comments!


22 Comments

  1. kristin mccarthy

    20 February, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh Sundays…groceries, homework, laundry and bickering.

    #anythinggoes

  2. Amy & Tots

    20 February, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Oh yes, the bickering between siblings is endless!

  3. Tracey Kifford

    20 February, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Homework here – but I'm going to mix it up a bit and see if I can get the homework 'ordeal' over with on Saturday, so we can chill and relax on Sunday 🙂

  4. aleenaribena

    20 February, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Sunday for me is all about a Roast and a lie-in! Mr C usually lets me lie-in until about 9 which is heaven in a house with 2 under 3! And then it's a roast either here or with family… I try really hard to forget about everything else on Sunday – blogging, housework etc! #MarvMondays

  5. Rebecca Evans

    20 February, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Oh how my Sundays have changed since becoming a mom. We used to get up any time from 8am, have a lazy day doing absolutely nothing, catching up on tv, watching films, eating rubbish, enjoying a roast dinner and prepairing for work the next morning. Bloody Mondays. Now, I get up anytime around 4am after having about 3 hours asleep, find something on tv for the kids to watch because not even CBeebies has started yet. Then there's a bottle prepare, breakfast to prepare as well as my much needed cup of tea, cannot do without that. Rest of the day is filled with nappy changes, housework, more bottle prep, meal and snack prep, cooking roast dinner, sometimes having family over or going to them before bed time finally comes at 6-7pm. X

  6. Tiffany Rawling

    20 February, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Aww this is a lovely post, Sundays are definitely for relaxing and preparing for the week ahead. I love staying in my pyjamas, having a good roast and some chocolate and and watching lots of films!

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  7. Zoe Jackson

    20 February, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    A Sunday to me is my rest day from workouts I have during the week, Nick and I and our baby girls spend the day chilling, watching Disney/Pixar movies and just generally staying put in eachothers company 🙂

  8. Serena Reidy Books

    20 February, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I'm so glad I no longer have to study on Sundays! I tend to spend the day in PJs, catching up with my blog and watching films 🙂

  9. ChelseaAnn

    20 February, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Cute post! Sundays for me are productive yet restful days if that makes sense. I try to let myself sleep in and relax- but also get some work done!

  10. Jordan Kaylie

    20 February, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I love this post. Sundays for me are definitely not rest days. From work to homework it keeps me busy. I barely have time to sit down and eat half the time. However, I still love my sundays.

    XOXO
    Jordan K.
    http://www.sweetsandmascara.com

  11. Katie Burton

    20 February, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Sundays are normally one of my favourite days of the week! I sleep in as long as possible, have a go at tidying my room, plan my meals for the week ahead, do a food shop, and enjoy just taking the day to myself! Recently however, Sundays have been spent travelling from one place to another as I haven't actually spent a weekend at home for a while and even the next couple of weeks are looking busy! Thanks for sharing your Sundays and those of others with us!

  12. Nicola

    20 February, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I'm not sure when Sundays stopped being a family day with long dog walks and fun and started being a day when I spend all morning cooking a roast, all afternoon cleaning and all evening ironing and blogging! 2017 is the year for getting our Sundays back!

  13. Agent Spitback

    20 February, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This is a lovely post – I love my Sundays – because it is a day for family, just hanging out, chilling and doing nothing. We used to have sports but now that's been shifted to the weekdays so I absolutely love the lazy Sundays. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

  14. Jordanne Lee

    22 February, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    This is such a lovely post! I really enjoyed reading others answers too. Sundays for me mean some "me" time because little man has a boys day with dad usually and it's nice to just recharge because the nursery run starts again on Monday and we are back to life on the go!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  15. Janet AWM

    25 February, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I love nothing more than chilling in my PJs on a Sunday but the boys now play football and I barely get the opportunities. Hopefully, I'm due one soon! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

  16. The UnNatural Mother

    26 February, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I miss lazy Sundays so much. Mine are spent trying to stop the fights between 4 yr old & 1 yr old. A couple of hours extra sleep would be good too. Thanks for linking up to #Postsfromtheheart

  17. Jeremy Barnes

    26 February, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Sundays used to be a day to sleep late, then day drinking at the bar watching sports. Now I'm up at the crack of dawn and am watching Spongebob as I read and comment on blogs! #happydays

  18. Two Tiny Hands

    27 February, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    What a good post! We don't have traditions as such as every day is a bit like a Sunday! We try go out and enjoy a walk. It is just great to get family time! #happydays

  19. Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid

    4 March, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    We don't really have any traditions! Sunday for me usually means chores and work while Ian takes the boys to their football classes. Thanks for sharing with #HappyDaysLinky x

  20. Katy F

    4 March, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Sunday is a relaxing day for us, we normally watch a movie or if it is nice we might go for a walk. Can't wait for more sunny days! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

  21. Joy J.

    3 May, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I know this is an older post. Sundays consist of cleaning the house (we live with my husband’s parents). Sundays when I was a child was of course easier. I remember Sundays we always had dinner at grandma’s (maternal) house. I miss those days.

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