Sunday, May 3, 2009

This weekend was my first weekend to spend at home alone without him. Not my first time away, but to be here and him not to be.

Everyone always says, "Oh, I just can't remember what it was like when I didn't have a baby"....well, I don't find that to be entirely true. I remember. It was a lot less interesting. It was boring, but I didn't know it was boring until now. There was no silly putty being hammered into the wall (he likes to "work" when he comes home from school) There were no celebrations for pottying. There were no toys in my tub. There were no frog races, or bear races or raccoon races. (Have you ever tried to race like a raccoon?)

Quiet time is important. Time to just be is important. Don't get me wrong, he is and always will be numero uno to me, but just for mental purposes, sleep is good as well, which is what I caught up on this weekend..... that and sappy girly movies. And I'll be darned, there are still commercials out there that can make me cry. Oh, and shopping. Lots and lots of shopping.

I'm ready for noise now. I'm ready for racing. Yelling. Arguing....yes arguing. My son and I argue lovingly and with the same hard headedness. I'm ready for a hug and a slobery kiss and a cuddle.

2 comments:

sherrieg said...

I have my first weekend alone in the house, all by myself coming up! I'm excited, but know that, like you, I'll be ready for them to come back!

Louise said...

I love your comment "Time to just be is important". That is so true. What a great photo!