I had a meeting at work this morning, which required me to come in early. Due to this, I was able to go home at noon!! What a great opportunity for me to have some alone time before getting the kids from school! All morning at work, I was thinking of what I would do with my gift of two hours of alone time. I would read a book, maybe take a nap, or catch up on some writing I’ve been wanting to do……the sky is the limit.
Apparently, I do not know how to utilize free time well. I’m not sure how to not be pulled in 100 different directions, and have so many irons in the fire at once. It seems I get easily bored when I have no demands being placed upon me, and almost feel “guilty” if I dare to just sit and do nothing. Do any of you parents ever get this way when you have alone time, or is it just me??
I went shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, as this is my first year cooking the whole meal myself. I did a load of laundry, cleaned a couple of rooms in the house, and am now on WordPress. 😉 I have a half hour left before going to get the kids, and feel unaccomplished at best.
It reminds me of one time my mother-in-law took my kids for the afternoon. My husband was out of town, so I was going to have the whole afternoon to myself! As she was walking out of the door with the kids, she said, “Now don’t just clean while the kids are gone! Relax!” I said ok, and as soon as they left I started cleaning. I cleaned, and cleaned, and when I finally sat down to start reading a book, she brought the kids back home.
I’m tired now. I should have taken a nap. 🙂