This one is really for the parents in the crowd, whether by blood or by heart. Though those of you who have various other at-home obligations can certainly play along, too.
Let’s say you are suddenly granted a day to yourself. No kids, no husband, but all are safely dispatched and not needing your worry in the absence. You can toss in a recent improvement in mood if you want, but it’s not necessary.
The point is, you have several hours, uninterrupted, on your own. No major responsibilities – even the house is acceptably clean – and no pressing obligations.
My plan is to get a long-overdue haircut – can you believe the last time I did it was for the Locks of Love donation, before the layoff? – and take a long, solitary walk on the beach. To avoid a phone call I really don’t want to make, and to come home and take a shower without fear that I will be repeatedly interrupted by small people with an insatiable need to flush the toilet and a serious anesia regarding the presence of a second bathroom in the house. And, to nap, perchance to dream.
What would your plan be?