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A Day All To Yourself

What would you do if you could do anything you wanted for a day?

This question came to mind as I was reading my oldest daughter, Dots, Facebook this morning:

"It's weird having both my kids in school. What am I supposed to do now?

What do mothers do when they find themselves all alone...

I'd love to hear.


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46 comments:

  1. When my Daughter was younger and in school, I had to work so that is mostly what I did. When I wasn't working, I would catch up on housework. A Girls Work Is Never Done!!

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    1. Terri, sounds like you need a day to yourself!

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  2. Our daughter is homeschooling. I know she would love a day all to herself!!! I haven't had one of those in a very long time myself!!! What would I do? I have not a clue!! ;-)

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    1. Deb, I homeschooled for 18 years, I know how your daughter feels.

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  3. Let me tell you, it would be a spa day all the way.... I think I have 18 more years before I get a day all to myself. I miss them in a lot of ways. I've always got so much going on though I am not sure I would even know what a day to myself feels like anymore.

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    1. Spa day seems to be what most moms want! Hope it doesn't take 18 years before you get one! :O)

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  4. After homeschooling my second son through eighth grade, I am home alone today for the first time since 1994! YIKES! So far, I had coffee with friends, wrote a blog post, forwarded some important emails to my son in college, and ate popcorn for lunch! Without guilt!!!

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    1. Yay for you! I home schooled for 18 years and it was quite a shock to the system to be home alone! Popcorn for lunch sound terrific!

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  5. Spa day! A full body massage, maybe a facial, a mani pedi. of course it's not just the time it's the money as well. Everyone really should find me time, I think it's the most important thing you can do for yourself! This is an awesome topic!

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  6. When I first became a stay at home mom, I had visions of spa days and ladies lunches...HA! The reality is a stay at home mom is the CEO of her family, and a days work is never done!

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    1. Your comment is right on target...reality isn't always very fun...

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  7. i recently just had a few days home alone for the first time in years and i spent all of them cleaning, catching up on work, planning my blog posts, doing projects etc.. someday i think my home alone time will sound more like real "me time," but for me, where i am now, it was heavenly!! it was just so nice to be able to do things and get them done without interruption :)

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    1. Christine, thanks for your comment.

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  8. I have to admit I'm way more productive and just generally feel more on top of things but I do miss my little sweethearts!

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    1. Kids and productivity don't seem to go very well together do they Shannon...your girls are the sweetest.

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  9. First- go grocery shopping! It is amazing how easy it is to do with no one with you. Then Mop the floors. No one will step on your wet floor. Then go read a book! YOu can't do anything else when you have wet floors. LOL I used to be so lonely when they were all at school now I cannot wait for them to go back each year and get out each summer.

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    1. Reading a book while the floor dies sounds like an excellent idea! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Well I still have a baby at home with me, so I play with her. I also do a lot of blogging. I'm still trying to catch up from the 2.5 summer months when I was super sick. And the husband left for his internship, so i'm playing single mom.....what is this time alone you speak of? lol.

    No, when I actually by some miracle have down time when i'm not suppose to be doing something, I either take a long bubble bath with a good book or a watch a new TV show on netflix. Right now I'm watching White Collar. Quite funny.

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    1. Amber, you were sick for a long time..HUGS to you sweet friend. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who enjoys a good movie when I have 'me time'.

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  11. Anything? I would go back in time when my children were all small.

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  12. I finally get to exercise - and read my kindle at the same time. It's rare though!
    Leigh

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    1. What a fun combination...thanks for stopping by Leigh.

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  13. I watch movies really loud and clean. It's therapeutic to clean and not have it "uncleaned" as soon as I get through ;D

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    1. That sounds like a fun way to clean! How's the adoption going?

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  14. I sewed when kids were not around. Especially around the holidays as I made my own gifts and that way they didn't see them while I was making them.

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    1. Smart woman Grace, but then I already knew you were!

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    1. Thanks Denise, hope you're feeling well.

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  16. I've still got some kids at home right now, but as soon as they're all finally gone I'm going to take a moment and listen to the silence!

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    1. Momfever, that is what I enjoy the most. Silece is so rare, and when it happens it is such a peaceful feeling! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Blog, Clean, read, take a nice long hot bubble bath and shopping. Most of these (NOT THE BATH) I can do when the kids are home __I just don't enjoy them as much =)

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    1. Pamela, it's amazing how much we mama's can do with little ones about, but I agree that it's difficult to enjoy certain things when they're underfoot.

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  18. I have not been that way in a while now. I sure do remember those days when I sent the children off to school and had too much time on my hands. I wonder why that does not happen any more!

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    1. Maybe because you're doing what you used to to...taking care of grandchildren! You ROCK!

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  19. Sometimes I just chill. Other times I use the time to clean or blog.

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  20. Hey, Ms. Becky. Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a linky on my blog tomorrow. You don't have to post about it on your blog, just link up your blog. I'm hoping we can all make some new friends!!! HOPE you have a great Labor Day weekend!!!

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  21. Enjoy the peace and quiet! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  22. Thank you for linking up....and if we lived closer, I would teach you how to crochet. I do believe you would love it as much as I do. It really is a form of therapy for me...plus I get to make gifts for others in the process...so for me, it's a win-win situation!!! ;-) HOPE you have a great weekend with your family...wish I could sit down to breakfast with y'all!!!

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  23. I plan on working out more! Cleaning more. blogging more. learning how to photograph better. Maybe read a book? What I should do more of. . . read my Bible. I have plenty of ways to fill my time, but I completely understand her question. My friend and I who both sent our kids off to Kindergarten yesterday were talking about how many times moms have to reinvent themselves during their children's lives. Have a blessed weekend, Becky Jane. And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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  24. I would read books, go running, ride my horses, and cook!

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  25. Enjoy yourself, those little sweeties will be home before ya know it!!

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  26. We moms identify with our kids so much that we're at a loss when it comes to thinking about what to do with our "me" time. I have 2 days alone every week whenever my daughter spends weekends with her dad. I just do whatever I feel like doing. Sometimes, I make plans to meet up with old friends. Oftentimes, I just lounge around the house and call to have food delivered to me.

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  27. I homeschool my son and very rarely have anytime to myself, but last summer I found myself with time to myself and absolutely NO CLUE what to do with myself...lol I signed him up for a day of educational fun and was supposed to leave him there for the day. I was thinking that it would be like our other homeschool group events (where I needed to stay and help out like at our co-op). When I got there and discovered that I had about 4 hours to myself, I was a bit baffled...lol I ended up going to our local Lane Bryant Outlet and TOOK MY TIME for once, had some lunch that "I" wanted :) , and spent my time slowing exploring our library. I know...not much pizzazz, but without a lot of money and/or time to figure it out... it turned out to be a pretty good day! :)

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