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?
I have to agree with you Clare alone time is awesome no organizing dinner just eat when I want and of course for me I read I nearly had a weekend to myself this weekend hubby spent all day Saturday and Sunday at soccer and I was home alone such fun LOLReplyDelete
Perfect! That sounds so nice! I used to work every Sunday and my husband called it his 'funday'. He watched cartoons and ate all the food I don't like -- bliss!Delete
I know exactly what you mean, Clare! And my favourite indulgence is a girly movie marathon with mountains of popcorn. Happy sighs. :-)ReplyDelete
My husband and i worked opposite shifts for the first 20 years of our marriage, so I had lots of me time. The last 10 years he has become disabled and can't work or travel, so my alone time comes when he sleeps during the day, or when I go over to my son's house to stay with their 20 month old while he is out of the country on business, and her job hours don't coincide with daycare. That's when her mom (who has become a great friend) or the mother of one of my son's high school friends (who just happens to live around the corner from my son's new house) will come over. We have a potluck with the baby for diner, and after he;s tucked away we break open a bottle of wine and watch a chick flick. It works out great for us because we all get away, and get to enjoy foods our hubbies would hate!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a lovely thing to do - so nice to have a good support network, and even better if you enjoy watching films and sipping wine together!Delete
Clare, totally get where you're coming from. I love that me time, the food I love - pasta, getting to use the TV remote, reading in bed in the middle of the night. After a few days I'm refreshed and ready for DB to come home again.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, Clare. I miss my hubby when he's away but I quite like some time on my own to stay up as late as I want without disturbing him and to have snacks (like avocado on toast!) when I don't feel like eating (or cooking!) a big meal.ReplyDelete