We are now down to….oh 169 days of school left. I only know this because Andrew fills me in on the number of days he’s been in school. Every day. I kind of love having a kindergartner in the house again.
Anyway, it all started with a friend posting a photo of herself at the Indiana State Fair. By herself. During the day.
And then I realized something. Many of my friends sent a kindergartener off to school this week. Suddenly, my mom friends have a little bit of time on their hands. Time enough to go to the fair solo. While I’m working most days, there are few hours here and there I can dictate.
Last Thursday, Leilan and I went to lunch. By ourselves.
Now I’m thinking and I have more Ideas.I’ve got maybe one morning per week that is all mine. Here’s my pie-in-sky list, by month:
August: Prep for the IKC Sale, by myself. Instead of my covert after bedtime operation, I could do this in broad daylight.
September: It’s my birthday! It’s fair to celebrate with a latte and nowhere to be, right? I think I shall go to Perk Up, order one and drink it there, while I read my book. Booyah!
October: The Heartland Film Festival! It will be here! And I can go to it!
November: Instead of going out to Christmas shop after bedtime, I’m thinking I can knock it out after I drop the kids off at school one more. Fancy that. I wonder if I could even make to the Junior League’s Holiday Mart…
December: Wrapping Day! It’s a day to get together with friends, and wrap all the Christmas presents. And drink Christmas-themed cocktails. Hooray!
January: There’s this Little Nail Shop right across from my office- I think I’d like to go to there.
February: The month of love! Perhaps Leilan and I can have a fancy lunch somewhere while the children eat their lunch in the cafeteria. Hmm….
March: It will be IKC sale time again!
April: I love going to the 100 Acres Art Park. Usually though, I’m going where my kidswander. The plan here is to go and see what I want to see.
May: I think going to the track during time trials is totally reasonable, don’t you? Again, I’ve only ever gone with the kids. Which is fun, but let’s face it. Sometimes it’s more fun without them.
I plan on updating this as the year goes on….what’s on your School Day Bucket list?
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I love this. I still have one more at home, but he goes to preschool two days a week. I’m thinking I’ll spend the next two months using that time to get caught up. But after that, I’m definitely going to put some of your ideas into place! We can write off a latte if we take our computer with us, right? 🙂
OBVIOUSLY 🙂 Like I said, this is my pie-in-the-sky list. Realistically, the few hours i have when I’m not at work will likely be spent at the orthodontist, the grocery store and folding laundry. But a mom can dream 🙂
What a smart idea. And I love that it’s a monthly idea so if you’re lazy you really have at the very least 28 days to get it done 🙂 Not saying you’re lazy, I’m really meaning me.
I think we may be birds of a feather. I wouldn’t call it lazy….perhaps easily distracted by shiny objects and overwhelmed with life sometimes!
This is EXACTLY the kind of thing we should do as moms – invest some time in things we enjoy for the simple joy of experiencing them. And yes, that hour at the State Fair by myself was ridiculously enjoyable! I love to try new restaurants for lunch by myself when the kids are in school – nobody to complain that there aren’t any chicken nuggets on the menu.
Very, very smart my friend.