22 September 2014

At last some me-time, what did I do?

If you are expecting a really interesting post filled with interesting things then you should probably click away now!

Today was the first day in ages I have had a bit of me-time. Little 1 is now in her 4th week at school (where on earth did that go?) and is, from today, full-time. 8.45am until 3.15pm she is someone elses responsibility and while it is nice to have the house a little quieter I do miss her company. This is it now until she is 18 or older (and then she won't want me around anyway) apart from holidays and it all feels a bit weird, I feel a bit out of the loop, I don't know EVERYTHING about her life only what she feels like telling me or can remember about her day, which isn't a great deal at the moment as they are doing so much.

Little 2 is into her second week at playgroup and is settling right in, she said bye to me today as I unstrapped her from the pushchair before we had even gone through the gate, so thankfully no problems there. And then there I was with a whole 2 and a bit hours to myself before picking her up again, once I'd actually arrived home and factoring in when I needed to go back to get her and then onto school for her sister that left me with one hour and 40 minutes TO MYSELF. So what did I do with this time?

Well, (don't hold your breath it is not that exciting!) first I had some lunch (I told you it wasn't exciting). I didn't have to share my sandwich nor have little hands grabbing bits off my plate and neither did I have to stop eating it 5 times to deal with a spilt drink, a doll that needed dressing urgently, a toilet break (not my own) or to break up an argument over who has the most crisps! I drank my cup of coffee while it was still HOT, properly hot not thrown in the microwave to make it drinkable again kind of hot and with it I ate a whole mini dairy milk just because I could and I didn't have to hide in the kitchen so that I didn't have to share!! To think I am going to be able to eat lunch by myself twice a week until the baby comes (what an exciting life I lead).

I then had a little over an hour left so today I checked my email and actually replied to them at the same time not later on when the children were asleep. I caught up with a little bit of commenting on some blog linkys and started writing a new blog post, all of which I would have done after the children had gone to bed tonight so all in all time well spent and tonight I might even talk to my husband when we are sat on the sofa rather than hiding behind my laptop having done most of the things I needed to do today (blogging really does take up a lot of time doesn't it, not just the post writing but the other stuff behind the scenes too). I even spent a few minutes looking for christmas presents online, get me, I crammed a lot into that hour.

So there you have it my uneventful, not exactly me time really, just catching up time, post. I think on Friday I might be really cheeky and watch a bit of daytime tv or just grab an hour snooze on the sofa, that sounds good, I'm actually completely shattered!


  1. It's lovely having a bit of time for yourself....Sounds like you made the most of it x

  2. It's the little things, don't apologise for it! I hope you get a snooze in today. Daytime naps are the BEST x #PoCoLo

  3. The little pleasures are most certainly the best - especially the one where you don't have to hide your chocolate to eat it! I am SO with you on that :) Glad you got some time for you. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  4. I had SEVEN hours of me-time last Friday when Gwenn was at her first full day at nursery. Usually I'd be at work but I took it off just in case there were any issues.

    Talk about productive. I felt superhuman!!! I know housework doesn't technically class as me-time but it was easier than running atound after a 17 month old.

    I hope you have many more days like that to come!



  5. Good for you! I love to eat lunch by myself. We always have family dinner, but lunch is mine. :) Enjoy your "me" time! #sharewithme

  6. It sounds blissful! My time out is my 1 hour lunch break twice a week at work (it's amazing how much I can now do in an hour) I didn't quite realise how much time blogging took up! #sharewithme

  7. Let's Talk Mommy1 October 2014 at 23:13

    It sounds absolutely amazing. I would love me time. I was just saying today that I want to run away for a whole day. lol No phone no nothing just me time. hahaha Oh yes go on and watch that daytime tv and the snooze too! You deserve it. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again soon. #sharewithme

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)3 October 2014 at 01:01

    Sounds wonderful! I would love to have an hour to myself during the day :)


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