My husband has many opportunities to get away for a day or weekend throughout the year. There's deer hunting for two long weekends in November, an annual ice fishing trip in January and then other ice fishing days through out the long long long winter here in Minnesota.
I don't really have those opportunities. Actually, I take that back. There is the annual girls weekend in August, but other than that, there are usually kids in tow. Not that I don't love my boys, but it is nice to have a day or more away every now and again.
My husband encourages these getaways mostly for the fact that if I have getaways, he won't get the riot act every time he heads out of town. But, like most women/wives/mothers, you feel like you should be doing something else other than enjoying a day away. For me, because I work out of the house full time, I feel like I don't see my kids all that much during the week, so the weekends are for family time. Also, there is always laundry to do, dust bunnies to clean, carpets to vacuum - you get the idea. However this Saturday is going to be different!
Mike arranged for my mother-in-law to take Brett during the day on Saturday and overnight. Mike and Colton are going to go do some dad/son bonding at the community pool, shoot some hoops at the gym and perhaps go see a movie since it's too cold to ice fish. Me? I'm going to enjoy some quiet, alone time. I know what I'm not going to do! I'm not going to clean, I'm not going to do laundry and I am not going to worry about what to make for dinner. It's going to be wonderful!
What would you do if you had a full day to yourself?