Monday, June 22, 2009

Home Alone

Mimi and Poppa have escaped the FL heat and are settled back to their NC cabin. Scott and the girls took the opportunity to get in a little spoiling that only Mimi can provide. I, however, just wasn't up for the voyage. Since my belly and I remain on the couch potato list, we decided to man the house and rest a bit.

What could be better. I will be a mom of three in just three short months. This was my chance for alone time and a bit of quiet solitude. I guarantee after October this is house will never be quiet again. Even if no one is home, I'm sure there will be a TV or radio left on at a blaring level. As for alone time, I doubt that will happen again until 2028 (the year we hope to send Lil' Jr. off to college).

I did indulge a bit this weekend. I rented three movies - none from the "Family" section - none with a G rating. And I actually watched all three. I also went out for dinner and coffee with two girl friends at real restaurants - no crayons - no french fries - no indoor playgrounds involved. I didn't do any laundry or use enough dishes to warrant running the dishwasher.

But truth be told, I was a bit lonely. This house doesn't feel like my home unless kids shows are blaring on the TV and Goldfish crackers are being consumed by the truckload. Even while I was sprawled on couch watching my chick flicks, I was sad to miss the fun in the mountains. By the time Scott arrived home on Sunday afternoon, I was homesick. Not homesick for my house, I never left - but homesick for my home. The one that is loud and dirty and full of kid chaos.

Talk to me next year, and I'm sure I will be begging for a weekend alone again. But right now, I am happy that everyone is home. I missed them.

That is life in the stroller lane. Lots of love.

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