Sometimes, after the last person has left the house and it is just you, it is easy to wonder or to think, “what will I do with myself?” You know what I mean. You go to every room in the house and when you see that everything is in its place and there is nothing that needs done right away, you just sort of pace back and forth between the rooms to make sure there is nothing and then, realizing you really do have the day to yourself, you feel somewhat remiss like you should be doing something but alas, no. We have gotten so accustom to our rushed and hurried lifestyle that we have not slowed down long enough to think about what we want. So, in the spirit of siggy’s blog, here are some ideas I have come up with that might get you thinking about what you can do for yourself on this special day.
Among the many things I will do include: requesting and getting permission for a day off work and then don’t tell anyone about it. I mean not anyone-not your child, husband, parents, friends or anyone. Also, do not schedule a bunch of doctor appointments or anything that is not pure pleasure for you on that day. Why, pray tell? You know the answer to that as well as I. Because someone will expect something from you on that day whether it’s picking up a gallon of milk, paying the bills, or babysitting children. Once you get moving around like that, the whole day will vanish before your eyes and you have done nothing for yourself. So, get the day off work and go spoil yourself. Tell the workplace you will be out of town and unreachable. Afterall, it is one day a year. Go get your hair done, pedis/manis, massages at a beauty college (it is lots less expensive and they are closely supervised so you get good service), then call a friend and go to a chic flick movie or one that makes you laugh, maybe just wear your pajamas all day and sleep, read that book you always wanted to start or finish, sit around and watch television all day, but don’t do anything for anyone but you. If you have children and-or a husband you know that 2.14 may not be the day you want to try this but maybe ask for a day no one else will want off work like 2.15 or 2.16, make sure the children are in school or daycare, and then live large.
I hope all butterfly moms will do this and have a very Happy Valentine’s Day or the day after ;)