Steve took the kids to his parents house for the weekend so that we could shoot a wedding tomorrow. (More on this later)
Here, I started to ponder my day.
What do you do when you are kid-free?
I think about the what-if's a lot of what I would like to do with my time when I'm not accountable to anyone else.
I always imagine my quiet time.
No, I'll sew.
Oh wait...no instead I'll work on that project I swore I'd do last year.
I'll watch a movie.
I'll take a nap.
I'll drive myself to Shaver and eat at Bob's by myself and enjoy the quiet.
I'll spend time in the garden.
I'll take another nap.
Have a glass of wine with my lunch.
Take a long bubble bath.
Read some more.
Talk on the phone.
Catch up on some blogs.
I always picture that's what I'll do when I'm having a kid-free day.
But I never do.
Because in their absence I miss them.
Instead I end up looking at the quiet as an opportunity to catch up on chores so that when they get home I can spend my "time" doing the things I really want to do with THEM.
I'll roller skate.
Make ice cream.
Watch a movie.
I'm busting it today so that when I see them, I can enjoy them.
allow me to debunk your theory.
This is what I did:
1. Organized my photo stuff for tomorrow's wedding.
4. De-birthday-ed my countertops.
8. Rewarded my progress with some writing/blogging.
And now, I'm off for a nap.
i am and sometimes the quiet inspires me to be a better mom.