Last week I had a glimps into how my life was before the kids came 6 years ago: I had to stay home because of work but my husband was at away working the week and my kids at my parents. so I was alone.
What a special treat!
I have hardly been alone for 6 years, mostly when alone not at home, and certainly not alone at home for several days and nights in one go.
Funny how much time there was!
I worked longer days than normally but still managed so much. I could first sit down for a cuppa when I came home. Or I could catch up with a friend without hurrying to pick up kids from kindergarten. There were hardly home chores to do because there was nobody to make the place a mess, there was hardly any laundry, and I wasn’t about to cook for just me (there is yogurt, there is salad and there are restaurants and cafes. Who needs something else?).I had time to exercise 2-3 hours every day (my body was in for a chock…), watch TV (which I hardly do at all otherwise) AND sleep long nights.
This was my last week of work before summer holidays. Usually, by the time my summer holidays are here, I am so exhausted that I feel I truly need them. This time, I felt full of energy and was happy to embrace more time to spend with family and friends. What a difference! I know what i will wish for my next birthday/Mother’s day present!!!
But then, awww, the cuddles I got when I got my beloved people home again. One week alone was great but it was also enough. Now I feel I have more energy for my family again!