Monday, October 08, 2012
Me Time--What's That?
I sit here penning this....in the bathroom. You see, it's the only way I can be alone.
As a homeschooling mom of little ones, I've come to the startling realization that I am never alone. Repeat: Never alone. (That's not a complaint, merely an observation. I also realize and appreciate that staying home without the pressure to toss the kids into school and get back to "work" is a luxury!)
Oh, I suppose there are a few blissful hours after the kids go to bed where I can get a few items checked off the ol' master list. But there's a huge difference between working on to-do items until your brain is ready to fall out and doing something just for the fun of it.
This is where the inspiration of my hubby comes in. Though he has time in the morning to go on a hike for exercise, the rest of the day he's devoted to working--working 12-14 hours a day so that I CAN stay home. (On the other hand, much of his time is spent alone in the truck, lol!)
Therefore I fantasize: what WOULD I do if I had regular time alone? Here's my list:
Crochet (or something crafty)
Hit the bookstore!!!
Thankfully I understand this is just a season and there's many a mom going through the same thing. I try to savor the flavor of each day for what it's worth, knowing that my kidlets won't always be underfoot and I will have time to do other things. And that's just it....those things are THINGS. I take refuge in the fact I'm helping build little people :)
One day I'll do something easier. Like get a full-time job. LOL!!!
How about you? Do you get regular me time or do you have kids underfoot?