Working for the Weekend

Blast from the past. It's okay to sing along.  

Every Monday in class I ask my students about their weekend. I ask if they did anything fun, new, exciting, anything. The first time they stare at me, "does my professor really care what I did this weekend?" Then they realize I am genuinely asking. By the third week of school so many hands are raised it is hard to get through the lecture. I ask for two reasons.

First because I care. They are people and it helps me get to know them. How they spend their free time teaches me what they value and how they feel about their lives. Just like Loverboy, they live for their weekends. I also learn who just got engaged, who has been sick, who has family in town, you name it. Knowing these things helps me understand and teach them more effectively.

The second reason is because there are 100 other students who need ideas. Who are looking for the latest store opening, hike, movie, concert, game etc.

I am going out on a limb here. I could be setting myself up for rejection. I hope not.

So, it's Monday, tell me, "What did you do this weekend?"

It need not be extravagant, expensive, or overly exciting. It could simply be "hang out with my family." What ever you did, will you share? Let's not only get to know each other better, but let's share our ideas with one another.

I am thinking about doing this every Monday, maybe with a little "linky" party. It would be something easy and quick for you to write about. You probably already do. What do you think? Would you like to participate in a "linky" party about your weekends?

Family Volley


  1. I got home from girls camp at 3a.m. Saturday morning with a major tension headache. It took all weekend to make it go away. I did make healthy banana bread with whole wheat flour and flax seed, and Asher walked up and hugged me saying "mommy loves you so much!" which made me realize he does listen to me even when he says he wants to hit Abbie or the Bishop. (We're working on it)

  2. My husband, my oldest son, and I went to the R. W. Erickson Antique Power Show. It was actually a lot of fun even though antique cars and such aren't really my thing. My husband went for the motorcycles and my son for anything train-related. I enjoyed the sunshine, the ice cream, and the family.

  3. Amanda,
    You are a trooper. I have girls camp in two weeks. I always come home with a headache also. It makes me feel like I need a vacation to recover from the week. The banana bread sounds great. How's the healthy eating coming?
    Melt my heart, "mommy loves you so much." Even on the worst days, that makes things better.

  4. Amber,
    That sound like a great weekend. I wish I would have known about the show. My husband and son would have loved it also. I am going to check out when the next one is. I am not really into those things either, but whenever I go with my husband I am always glad I went. He educates me and they are more exciting when I know what I am looking at. Ice cream. That sounds good for lunch. I might just have to add it to my shopping list.

  5. We traveled to visit my extended family and watch my cousin marry his high school sweetheart. It was a beautiful wedding and a fantastic reception. Best part- watching my 3-year-old attempt to do the Cha Cha Slide.

  6. On Friday evening I went out to eat with a good friend who I hadn't seen for several weeks and started preparing a RS lesson that I learned I needed to "emergency" teach for Sunday. On Saturday, I did some laundry, went to the temple, went contra dancing, and then finished preparing my lesson.

    I would be willing to partipicate in a linky party about my weekends.

  7. I stayed home with sick kids while husband took the YM camping and had to send 3 of them home for SMOKING. yep. at a church function.

  8. Colleen,
    I love going to weddings. They are so fun, and they bring back all the good memories or my own wedding. I hope you got the Cha Cha Slide on camera. That is a family memory you don't want to forget.

  9. Natasha,
    "Emergency" teach, don't you just love that. Great blessings come to those who are willing to teach last minute. I know they do. :)
    I hope your lesson went great. And, contra dancing, what is that? I am not familiar.
    I have a dear friend who I haven't seen in a year. I would give anything to have lunch with her. I wish she lived close. Or that I had a million dollars and could go visit her every month. You lucky dog. What a great weekend.

  10. Emily,
    We had a sick kid this weekend also. Started Saturday night, I think it was a 24 hour bug because he is insisting that he feels well enough to swim today. Hahaha.

    Smoking at a YM Campout, seriously? That is the last thing you think your going to have to deal with when you go on a church campout. Did your husband have to tell the parents also? That is a conversation I would not want to have.

    I have to take 200 YW to Girl's Camp in two weeks. I pray I don't have to deal with any of that. Although you never know.

  11. I thought you just got back from camp? You're going again? Or am I confused. yikes. Once is too much for me.
    I did gardening, errands, tiny bits of cleaning,some garage sales and lots of going crazy.

  12. What ever calling makes you go to Camp twice in a summer is just "wrong" really wrong. I just got back from Youth Conference. I leave for Girl's Camp in two weeks. Fun times.

  13. i'm joining the party late. . . but i spent days trying to cool off at the mall!

  14. I'm sorry, but I don't think a youth conference is a youth conference if it's in tents. That's camping.
    You are one dedicated soul to camp twice in one summer. I'm in awe.


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