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a day to myself

21st April 2008

a day to myself

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Last Wednesday, at the end of BSF, we were sharing our prayer requests as per usual. One mother was asking for wisdom and patience in disciplining her preschooler. I could tell that she was probably in a similar place as I am :) I made a comment about moms needing respite care every once in a while. It’s been a particularly challenging couple of weeks, which of course coincide with my parents being out of the country. I’m sure that there is a correlation.

Anyway, one of my friends came to me afterwards and said “So, you want me to watch your kids for you?” And I’m like, um. all three of them? And she said, sure. So we decided on today, Monday. She offered to take them overnight and I said that wouldn’t be necessary. I’m also aware that her husband’s business is very very busy right now and the last thing he needs after working 12 hours is to come home to a house full of extra kids!

So, in about 15 minutes I’m going to be dropping them off at her place and then I’m alone. ALL. DAY.  I’m not going to pick them up until just before dinner. By the way, I’m bringing her a delicious vegetable lasagna that I have in the freezer so that she can put that in the oven and have a hot meal she didn’t have to prepare.

What am I going to do with all this time? I’m not exactly sure. Handsome and I are going to have lunch together. And I need to go find some golden syrup so I can make ANZAC biscuits this week. And I’m going to the craft store because they have a huge package of craft foam for only $3.99 this week. I thought about going to a movie. And I’m going to be taking our stuff back to our apartment so when the housecleaner comes to my mom’s house tomorrow it’s all ready for her.

But other than that I think I might take a nap. What I’m not going to do is read a book. Because if I start reading a book then I will literally sit there all day until it’s finished and then I will have done nothing. And nothing is good, but not today. I’m going to get out and get some fresh air. Think without being interrupted. Eat without food being taken from my plate. And hopefully not hear any children crying or whining from the hours of 9am-5pm.

I love my kids but, sometimes, I need a break. And the time has come.

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  1. 1 On April 21st, 2008, jen said:

    enjoy your day and bless your friend

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