Today I took a little mini-vacation. It was a “me” day. My “me” days are few and far in between as I am a single mom and my children do not see Dad very much for various reasons. In fact, it’s been over 3 years since my 8 year old son has seen his father.
I had an appointment with a lawyer. Originally, I was going to cram to see her after I was done with work, but doing proved to be difficult in the baby sitting department so I took one of my three personal days and turned it into a me day.
I woke up as normal, got the kids going and we were out the door around 7:15 – a good half hour later than normal since I didn’t actually need to be at work. I dropped my son off at school, and then my daughter at her school. After that, I grabbed a breakfast sandwich and a coffee. (Wow, this is a really boring blog!!!). Next on the agenda, I spent time unpacking the kitchen. I’m happy to report that it is almost done. I met my lawyer at 11 and after an hour consult was finished. I was excited to learn that I was well within my legal rights and actually could even extend those rights more fully if I so choose.
From there, I came home for about an hour, got on the computer and watched a show, then it was time to pick my son up from school. We ran to a couple of stores together before we picked up my daughter. This was the only down point of the day – she had dropped her brand new cell phone in the toilet and wasn’t sure if it works anymore. At this, I told her that it made me very angry, which, in turn, made her mad because she “didn’t do it on purpose.” Duh!! It’s a brand new phone, kid!
After coming home for a bit and eating dinner, I was able to further escape for more me time. Neither of the kids wanted to make a Walmart run with me…great for me! I took my time browsing magazines, looking at plants, home accessories, etc. Really, I just took my time. I was home to stay around 7:45 and I can not believe how refreshed I feel. I really needed this mini break.
Once home, my children and I talked a bit, my son and I had a “sword” fight, I managed to pin him and tie him up, life is good. Now, I lay in bed cuddled with him. I will soon close the lid on this laptop and devote the last few minutes of the day strictly to him. This is a good day.
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