Sunday, August 10, 2008

How could I have thought life was hard before kids...?

I am doing something that moms all over the world probably wish be in your home alone. I've been experiencing this luxury for going on 4 days now. The kids and Pete went to Maine on Wednesday to spend some time with my in-laws. We usually go as a family every August for a week and enjoy eating caught-that-day-lobster and boating on the Damariscotta River. But this year I stayed back to work at the hospital. My father-in-law switched the week on us and I was already committed. It's all good, though. I think it's good that Pete gets to visit with his family and enjoy the kids without me around. I don't know for all the kids out there, but mine seem to whine less when I'm not around.

And so what have I been doing with my time? I worked everyday this week starting at 7:30 am until 4 pm. Wednesday after work I ran some errands and actually took my time. Thursday after work I had a softball game. I was so tired but made myself go anyway. It turned out to be a great game. Friday evening I watched my friend's boys so she could go out for dinner with her husband. I felt like the fun Aunt that could play or just hang out. It was relaxing and it also helps that her kids are well-behaved. Saturday morning I slept in and I have to say that is the only thing I really wanted to do while the house has been empty. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm still in the care-giving role as our lab and cat are still hanging around. I have been walking Cody everyday. I like to think she is looking at me in a different light this week.

Saturday morning I ran on the treadmill. I accomplished some errands that I had been putting off, too. I got a long over due pedicure and then Saturday night I went to the Elk Creek Cafe and Ale House to hear a live band. I really like the sound of Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi's. I went with a couple I know through my husband.

Today I was a slacker and skipped church. I decided to be a hermit and I might go to the grocery store later on since I've run out of flour. Yep, I've got a chocolate zucchini bread baking in the oven right now and I need more flour to bake some more stuff.

So, it has been a relaxing time and I haven't done half the stuff I thought I would get done. It's still early, yet. I feel like I have so much time and no one telling me to do it...


Auburn Kat said...

My friend who just had her first baby is now realizing what they mean by "your life will totally change when you have a baby" she is loving it though.

I can't wait until my time is right for me to have some!

Katrin said...

Sounds like you are having wonderful single-mode-time! Who will eat all the things that you're baking, though?