Playing Hooky

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today, I’m going to play hooky. 

You’re entitled to a few of these types of days during the course of the year. You need a day to clear your head; to relax and recharge. 

Today is my day.

I don’t want to be needed. 
I don’t want to be asked for. 
I want to be invisible

I don’t want to answer questions, I don’t want to find things that are missing, I don’t want to touch a single dish. 

I want to lay in bed. All. Damn. Day. Door shut and no interruptions. I want to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in that room. I don’t want to get in the car— it’s too cold for that, and I don’t want to fight with traffic.

I want to mindlessly pin art projects on Pinterest that I’ll never do. 
I want to put clothes and bags and shoes in an online shopping cart that I’ll never buy. 
I want to Google all the places I want to visit.
I want to buy a new book that I'll read 6 pages of over the course of a month.
I want to find a new series to binge-watch on Netflix.

24 hours. That's all I'm asking for. 24 hours out of 8,760 hours in a year. 24 hours to be alone

24 hours without beating myself up for not going to the gym.
24 hours without worrying about what to make for dinner.
24 hours without feeling guilty for not taking the dog for a walk. 
24 hours without holding my breath while the baby climbs on top of the table.

We need these days. I need these days. I won't always ask for them, because I'll feel guilty for asking. But I really need these days. "Gifting" these types of solitary days is the best thing you can do for a mom. If by mid-week, you notice I'm short-tempered, frazzled, frustrated, overwhelmed, tired... Tell me to "call out" tomorrow. Give me that time to myself, so I can be a better wife, mother, friend... PERSON.

24 hours with myself, to push the reset button and start all over the next day.

Trust me, the world will be a much happier place if every mom can just reset every once in awhile...

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