to say that I love Sunday afternoons

(41 Posts)
McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 16:56:57

Ever since I was very young, I've always felt strangely relaxed at this time hmm. I think it's knowing that there's nothing to rush around for, no shops open...and the world just seems to relax.

I remember having Jam sandwiches infront of the Antiques roadshow, and mum would have made a victoria sandwich. Bliss smile

Bet you all think I'm nuts grin

Are you all relaxed wink

FromEsme Sun 18-Nov-12 16:57:58

YABVVVVVVVVU

I am planning lessons. DAMN YOU.

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 16:59:12

Sorry grin

SwedishEdith Sun 18-Nov-12 17:01:13

I love them at this time year - cold and dark. I'd like to permanently live in November

FromEsme Sun 18-Nov-12 17:03:20

<passes OP a blank lesson plan>

Right, times tables revision, year 2, 55-minute lesson. See you in an hour.

ClippedPhoenix Sun 18-Nov-12 17:03:52

Me too, I love Sunday's. We always had a yummy Sunday dinner at about 1pm, relaxed or played out with mates for a while. Then it was home for 6, bath and into clean jammys and a cold meat tea all gathered around the telly and snap, Antiques Roadshow was on (it's still one of my favourite programmes today). Then into bed with lovely crisp clean sheets to read before sleep. Bliss.

drjohnsonscat Sun 18-Nov-12 17:05:59

Love it. Love countdown to Antiques Roadshow and whatever bonnet drama is on offer.

Also Sunday evenings now are like Friday evenings used to be - I used to look forward to the weekends (pre dc). Now I look forward to going back to work to get some peace and proper conversation with sensible people grin.

TwitchyTail Sun 18-Nov-12 17:06:02

I don't. I feel a sense of impending doom as Monday morning approaches.

Bring on maternity holiday leave grin

cocoachannel Sun 18-Nov-12 17:06:42

Couldn't agree more with Edith. Sunday afternoons in November are perfect. A nice walk followed by a roast.

I also grew up with the Antiques Roadshow and sandwiches after bath. DD seems to prefer Peppa hmm

Sparklingbrook Sun 18-Nov-12 17:07:17

Homework shouting here McPhee. angry grin

drjohnsonscat Sun 18-Nov-12 17:08:11

Genuinely the Sunday afternoon impending doom has been replaced with Friday afternoon impending doom grin

cocoachannel Sun 18-Nov-12 17:08:15

Inspired by he thread thought I'd see if AR on. 8pm?? That's not right!

MummyPig24 Sun 18-Nov-12 17:15:15

I never liked sunday afternoons in our old house but we are all more relaxed here. Ds and I are under a blanket watching Deadly 60, Dp and dd are asleep. Had my dad and bro over for a roast. Will bath the kids and pack ds football bag then its supper time and bed. Think I'll be in bed early too!

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 17:38:15

Remember the song Sparkling

<whistles..."always look on the bright side of life".....>

wink

Oh and dad in the kitchen shining shoes ready for the week grin

MarshaBrady Sun 18-Nov-12 17:38:46

Me too, love it. Very relaxed.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 18-Nov-12 17:41:56

I'm with FromEsme, except I'm supposed to be writing reports.

lisad123 Sun 18-Nov-12 17:43:56

Love sunday afternoons. Walks in park, swimming or playing board games seems to be what we do. Followed by roast and bath.
Generally I head off to badminton on Sunday evening to take my stress out on a shuttlecock grin

PlantsDieArid Sun 18-Nov-12 17:46:18

Nope, am in total agreement, snoring dog, roaring fire, full of roast after huge family lunch at my mum's and all the prep and revision done. Harry Potter on, cake and sandwiches for tea. Am with Swedish, I could live all year in a dank melancholy November.

Sparklingbrook Sun 18-Nov-12 17:47:56

Home Alone has just started on Channel 4....

Yama Sun 18-Nov-12 17:56:24

Sparklingbrrok - thanks do much. We are now watching Home Alone. Excellent.

And yes McPhee - Sundays are ace.

bedmonster Sun 18-Nov-12 18:25:11

Yanbu Sundays are my favourite day by far!! Only day my Dp has all week so we make the most of it. Took the dc swimming this morning, came back for soup. Then some shopping for upcoming birthdays. Now home, have eaten our roast and all scoffing a box of chocs in front of home alone and the fire.
I am a sahm so no dreading Monday mornings here.
What's not to love?!

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 18:57:09

Sometimes mum would ask her best friend and her children up for tea. The table would be a wash with lots of lovely goodies. We'd have bread warmed in the oven too, and be allowed to choose exactly what we wanted to eat. That never happened any other time. If we didn't eat it, then we basically went hungry. So Sunday teas were a big thing!!

Loved it smile

I hope Dd has as many happy memories as I have. I feel very lucky.

Anyway.....have you finished your lesson plans yet?? <taps watch> It's nearly time for your early Sunday bedtime grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 18-Nov-12 19:03:13

Sorry, I would love to love Sunday evenings, but I still feel gloom descend as the afternoon wears on. Even though I liked school, I like University, I like my job, I still associate it with getting back on the treadmill.

The only time I was happy on Sundays was when I was a SAHM

lisad123 Sun 18-Nov-12 19:03:29

Sitting watching home alone grin

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sun 18-Nov-12 19:05:33

Love, love, love them...log fire, papers and cheese on toast for tea.

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 19:06:04

That's one film that makes my teeth itch grin <<<<<< see??

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sun 18-Nov-12 19:13:13

I'm glad you are having a lovely afternoon/evening, you deserve it smile x

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 19:16:24

Aww thank you Chipping.

For some reason, that's brought a lump to my throat blush

I love them every other weekend when my children have had a fun packed day and run off lots of energy during the day. Not like today when XH delivers them home at 6pm having left them in front of the tv all day, so they are hyper and whinging while I try and out them to bed! angry

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sun 18-Nov-12 19:27:08

Have a wine or a brew & biscuit to wash it down wink

You are lovely - you have had a crap time and some shitty stuff has happened this last year or so, you deserve to have lovely Sunday afternoons with your delightful little DD & I'm really really pleased that you are/do. She is going to have millions of lovely memories of growing up with her brilliant Mum!

freddiefrog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:32:56

YANBU

I love Sunday afternoons too, especially this time of year when it's dark early so I don't feel like I should be out doing fresh-air-stuff.

I've been teaching DD2 to knit and making jam tarts. DD1 is out with daddy so it's been a lovely peaceful afternoon with her

McPhee Sun 18-Nov-12 21:48:41

Blimy

Not made jam tarts in years

I've got some pastry in, because I was going to do mince pies. But actually, Jam tarts and custard might be right up my alley grin

I remember making them with nan when I was soooo very young.

And chipping.....I think I've got a girly crush on you now grin

GinGirl Sun 18-Nov-12 21:59:37

Love them if I'm feeling prepared...
At the moment, DH watching Homeland, me mumsnetting Christmas shopping, uniform/clothes out for the morning, lunchbox ready, reading done...
So loving it!
DH is a last minute person so hates them as always (even as 40 something) has the 'Sunday-afternoon-not done his homework feeling'

WishICouldBeLikeDavidWicks Sun 18-Nov-12 22:02:38

No no no!
I flippin' hate Sunday afternoons and always have for the exact reasons the OP gives!

As a child it felt like we were living in the 30s or something, nothing happening, no one about, 'old people's' progammes on telly and radio (apart from the top 40). Impending sense of Monday school/work doom.

Now I've got children to keep me busy and the internet and catch up telly it's much better, but it's still my least favourite part of the week, by far.

Anifrangapani Sun 18-Nov-12 22:05:17

As you posted that I was running up a hil - very relaxing.

Anonymumous Sun 18-Nov-12 22:09:49

I'm with David Wicks here - yeuch to Sunday afternoons!

LucieMay Sun 18-Nov-12 22:52:13

No I love Sunday morning as I get a lie in but Saturday afternoons are always housework time :-(

McPhee Mon 19-Nov-12 03:43:02

Running up a Hill?

Are you Kate Bush??

grin

Loveweekends10 Mon 19-Nov-12 05:40:22

Sunday afternoons mean lesson planning for me. So I basically am working whilst trying to do stuff with the kids. Juggle juggle juggle.

No I'm afraid for me Sunday is the shit afternoon before it all starts again. Saturday is better and Friday evening is just great.

I don't like Sundays.
Had to go to church until I was 15, and that wasn't all bad, but I hated being forced and the boring bits were so deathly dull. Then back home for Sunday lunch which I hated, ASD related ishoos and strict parents not making for a fun time....
Rest of the afternoon knowing it was school the next day, it just felt like I was on the edge of the week, not like Saturday when there's a buffer!

McPhee if only! grin aww
I do wonder very much if Kate is on MN somewhere.....royalty, or maybe she sticks to one particular board?.....

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