- Paint the master bathroom.
EIGHT DAYS! I'm not sure how my youngest will do. We have been away from him for this long before, but it's always been while he was in our own house with my parents. Now he is elsewhere with family that he doesn't see as often. I know he will have fun, he has been asking to visit. I think the week will fly by for him, but I do have a little bit of concern. The other two? They'll probably ask to stay longer.
And me? I am excited to have some time to myself. It doesn't happen often and even then, it's not for long stretches of time. At times I feel guilty about getting excited to be "alone." I have friends who would give anything, ANYTHING, to have their children back; making noise, making messes, talking back, smarting off. And here I am relishing some time to myself. It's hard for me to reconcile that. And my "aloneness" doesn't come without some anxiety, because well, I have that little anxiety issue, or "disorder" as my doctor likes to call it. I get all kinds of worrisome thoughts in my head and have to fight them away. Thank the medical gods for the drugs to treat my "disorder." I will enjoy this week but it doesn't change the fact that I will be excited to see them come home, safe and sound!