I dream big, folks.
I’m dreaming about a day in which I have zero responsibilities. Zero worries. Zero cares.
Dreaming of a day when the house doesn’t fall apart if I choose to leave for one day. Everyone’s meals are made by someone else. Someone comes in and makes sure the dishes are done.
Mom’s Day Off.
This isn’t like Mother’s Day where you’re still mom. This is a day where you’re you and you can do the things you enjoy.
Between blogging, work, working out, parenting, the home and being a wife, I barely get 30 seconds to myself beyond taking a shower.
This needs to change.
Here are five things I’d do with just one day off:
1. See a movie.
They still have those, right? I’d get a large buttery popcorn (extra butter if we’re being honest), get a seat in the back row, and sit through an entire movie without my husband, my son, or my phone pestering me to respond.
2. Hit the spa.
I need a massage, guys. I don’t remember the last time I had one, but I need a massage desperately. Even if I end up just falling asleep on the table, this is high on my Mom’s Day Off list. My nails also need help.
3. Go to Target.
Ah, the mother land. A mother’s Mecca. Not having to wrangle a toddler to stay seated or having my husband show me whatever electronic item we suddenly need sounds like a dream. I’d stop at the Starbucks inside, sit my coffee right in the top of the cart, and just stroll the aisles. By myself. With a regular purse, not that big clunky diaper bag.
I miss reading without a time limit. I’ve started reading on my commute again, but when I really get into a chapter, I have to put the book away to go work. I’d love to sit and read until my heart and mind were full.
I need to clear my head. I need quiet time. I need to focus. Meditating can help with all of this. I should really incorporate it more often, but with so much going on it’s hard to find the time to be with my own thoughts for some time. And I don’t even know if I want to be with my own thoughts right now. But after a day to myself I would.
I’d make sure I’d have enough time at the end of the day to go home and play with my son. While a day off is great, my son’s smile and giggle is even better.