Monday, May 23, 2011

So... completely... strange...

After my run I took a shower.
Nobody burst in to ask me to find/open/fix anything.

After my shower I watched TV.
Nobody had to be told to turn down their video games.

I folded laundry.
Nobody knocked it over or threw it on the floor.

I cleaned up the front room.
Nobody arranged new toys in the big space or made messes behind me.

I put the dishes in the dishwasher and wiped up the sink.
Nobody mushed chocolate frosting into the clean grout.

I made lunch and ate it.
Nobody interrupted to ask me for a glass of milk.

My couch has been clean of clutter since 11:08.  It isn't sure what to do with itself.
I cleaned up.
It stayed clean.
I made food.
I got to eat it in peace.
I put things away.
They stayed there.

WHAT?

It's so strange being home without the kids--and it feels like I'm getting away with something.  I can't shake the guilty feeling all day, just like when I take a sick day.  I feel like somebody is going to figure out I'm getting away with this and I'll be in big big trouble.  I can't believe this is how it's going to be for another month or so until the kids are out of school.

WEIRD. This stage of parenthood is surprisingly awesome.

2 comments:

  1. Don't worry, they'll be home soon to make a mess...if they haven't come home to do it already!

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  2. Uh oh.

    Dare I say it.

    You sound like my mom :)

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