Thursday, June 7, 2018

MOM LIFE :: On Me Days

Every once in a blue moon something very unusual happens-  I get to have a day all to myself.  This is a day when I'm home because my school will have a day off but my kid's school won't.

These days throw me in for a loop.  Finding myself at home with no kids is strange.  Quietly strange.  There is no running, no stomping, no laughter...It's simply quiet and it feels great for like ten minutes before it turns unnatural.  My type A self wants to multi-task on these days.  I want to organize badly.  Just organizing my daughter's sock drawer can feel so cathartic even though I know it will last one hot second after she gets home.  There's always folding to do and what better time to take care of it than when you are alone?  I want to clean something-  why am I always cleaning or picking up?  And then there's the errands. Somehow, I find myself wanting to take care of whatever is on my list because I can move so much faster without having to buckle kids in and out of the car or chasing my Little Guy around the store.

These days can feel exhausting just thinking of everything I feel like I have to accomplish and the quiet at home can be deafening.  I'm working on being more fun on these days when I'm home alone and I'm trying to learn how to turn a deaf ear to my type A self.  I want to simply relax and not feel bad about not having accomplished anything. Or maybe go to the gym solo without having to navigate the playroom drop off and just grab a quick cup of coffee after.  I want to master the art of the me day.  I'm going to see if I can make it happen.

What do you do on days when you're home alone?  Do you enjoy me days or do you find yourself taking care of all sorts of things around the house like me?  Please let me know in the comments below.

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