Well, I've got some good news. I no longer feel like a loser for sending James to play with my mom this week.
One kid-free dinner with friends, one kid-free trip to the grocery store, and one kid-free midnight stroll did wonders to lift my spirits. Not to mention the Olive Garden gift card that came in the mail for our anniversary yesterday--we can use it this week with absolutely no prior planning. And that my friends, is a major miniature miracle.
My goal is to eat fifteen bread sticks in fifteen minutes while I hum Aerosmith power-ballads and eavesdrop on the conversation one table over.
Other items on my kid-free to-do list are as follows:
Cook chocolate chip pancakes and bacon for lunch.
Watch Oprah in my underpants.
Watch Ellen in my underpants.
Eat carrot cake in bed.
Sneak another purse home from the TJ Maxx clearance rack.
I also made a kid-free to-do list for Jared. His looks like this:
Paint the den.
Install new floors in the den.
Split wood in preparation for the winter season.
Install a new blower motor in the Blazer.
Remove the large bush from the front lawn.
We'll review these lists tonight at dinner.