Ah, Mother's Day. A Hallmark holiday gone way too mainstream. But, hey, I'll jump on the bandwagon.
My husband asked me how I wanted to spend the day. I thought about it for a while, and the truth is, I want to spend the day ALONE!
Alone, alone, alone.
I've really never been the loner type. I'll see a movie by myself every now and again (because my husband hates movies), and I'm not one of those people that feels uncomfortable sitting at a bar eating a meal by myself. But all else equal, I'm all for companionship.
But being a stay at home mom, alone time is very, very hard to come by. Time that is truly just mine, without the threat of interruption. Strangely, one of the things I miss most about working is the commute! Being able to be in a car by myself, listen to music at whatever volume, and just collect my thoughts. Things that were once so routine are now such a novelty.
So today, I am staying in bed until 9 or so and enjoying a cup of coffee. I'll hang with the family for the rest of the morning, accompany my son to soccer (yes, soccer for 2.5 year olds), and then take a few hours to do whatever I want, all on my own. Maybe I'll go shopping. Or driving. Or just hang out at Barnes & Noble. Whatever I do, you can be sure I'll be missing my boys, but relishing a bit of the day just for me.
So here's to all the hard working moms out there. I hope you all get to spend the day exactly as you want, whatever that may be!