Sundays Are No Longer a Day of Rest.

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When I was a kid, Sundays could be boring.Sunday Should Be Fun Day.

You slept a littler later.

You went to Sunday school and church (tried your best not to sleep there).

You ate lunch.

Maybe watched a game on TV (of course, this was before there were a thousand games on television at all hours of the day and night…. so you had a choice of one).

Took a nap.

Sunday afternoon stretched in to Sunday evening and they both seemed to last forever.

Now, Sundays fly by.  Before I know what’s happened it’s Monday and the start of another work week.

Saturdays are no better.  They are spent getting everything done in advance of Sunday so when it arrives I can be completely busy on the last day of the weekend.

Or is it the first day of the week?  I don’t even know because they all run together.

The world has gotten busy.

Some might say too busy.

Being bored used to be a terrible feeling.

Now it might be kind of nice.

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4 Responses to “Sundays Are No Longer a Day of Rest.”


  1. Kelsey Giroux
    on Apr 17th, 2013
    @ 12:34 am

    Were they really ever a day of rest? Not in my world. I can’t ever think of time where Sunday’s didn’t involve homework (secondary school and post secondary) and work (shift work in University, teacher prep and marking). I have perpetually dedicated Sunday as slow paced work day.

    Sometimes nostalgia gets the best of us or maybe its my demographic speaking.

    At the very least I would rather spend Sunday’s marking some work than be busy walking 10km to fetch unclean water, wash clothes by hand, and try to grow some food. We are “busy” in the developed world but are we really?

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Kelsey Giroux, Good points.


  2. Bill
    on Apr 17th, 2013
    @ 8:13 am

    This is why I love when holidays fall on a Monday and we have the day off. It makes Sunday truly enjoyable, especially Sunday evenings, when you realize that all the preparation you normally do (or should do) to get ready for school on Monday can be postponed for 24 hours. I would take a “Saturday, Sunday, Monday” three day weekend over a “Friday, Saturday, Sunday” three day weekend any time.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Bill, I’m with you. Nothing better than the Double Sunday when a holiday falls on Monday!

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