The other day something amazing happened. I dropped my son off with this great grandparents (the babysitters at the moment) they told me to go home and relax for a bit before I went to work. As I drove home I quite literally had butterflies of excitement in my stomach, I was going to get an hour and twenty minutes in my house completely alone! What was the first thing I was going to do? I had to map this out in my head carefully so I wouldn’t waste ANY of this rare precious time that I was about to enjoy. First thing on the checklist was to go to the bathroom, because I can’t remember the last time I actually did this with some peace and quiet. Anyone who has this understands, anyone who’s GOING to have kids, learn this now, say goodbye to the days of silent bathroom breaks, your magazines by the toilet, get rid of them because you’re not going to have the time to pick them up anymore while you’re doing your business, you’re in and out as fast as you possibly can be unless your child is taking a nap.
I then think to myself afterwards I’m going to do a quick clean sweep of the house, no toys or anything laying around, the house will be clean, and I’ll be able to clean it without a toddler under my feet and in my way.
Next, I’m going to actually READ on my computer. Catch up on the news and some local events… and while doing this I’m going to listen to MUSIC, NOT ELMO’S WORLD! I’m so excited while thinking about this, I can’t wait to get home and actually enjoy myself. What else could I do? It pops into my head, I’m going to paint my nails while I’m at it.
I finally get home, race out of my car to the front door and start ticking off what I’m going to do on my list. 40 minutes in I find myself at the computer bored as heck to the point where I actually go into work 15 minutes early because I don’t know what to do with myself.