My husband went away for a conference this week, leaving me home alone (with our two young kids). At the risk of sounding like a terrible and unloving wife, can I tell you something?
I *LOVED* it!
Don’t get me wrong, I missed him, and the house felt quiet and eerie without another adult to chat to, and I was, naturally, very pleased to collect him from the airport Saturday night. BUT....... I took the opportunity to have some down time and really pamper myself with early nights, easy dinners (avocado on toast three nights in a row!), lots of books and rom coms. I listened to Britney Spears, Hanson, and hogged the middle of our king-size bed. Our mornings were slower too! Even though we had to do the school run, it all seemed to go more smoothly without another adult clogging up the bathroom – ha!
I remember reading somewhere that Paul and Linda McCartney never spent a single night of their marriage apart, and once upon a time, I thought that sounded amazing. A sure-fire sign of everlasting love.
Now? I’m not so convinced. I mean, that might have been perfect for them, but I’ve had my eyes opened to how refreshing it can be to have a little single-time!
There’s something so incredibly luxurious about being left to your own devices for a few nights – in your own home. Watch what you want, eat what you will, drink as much tea as you can... and don’t make the bed for days!
What about you? What’s your special single-life behavior that you indulge whenever you get the opportunity?