Should I Stay or Should I Go
Friday, August 04, 2006

Argh, Grrr...Grumble..

I articulate well I know...

All this frustration is over what should amount as a vacation from motherhood.

Kendell is going camping....sleep over camping.

It will mark the first time I have been alone for more then a night without my son in TEN YEARS

gag..ten years? I should be marked for Saint Hood by now right?

Has it been that long since I've been allowed to go to the bathroom without hearing, "mommmm, where ARE you??"

um, yes, yes it has.


So you can understand my mixture of anxiety, anticipation, and outright confusion on what the heck I'm going to do with five whole days of being single. Because I may not be married, but when your a parent, your never really single again....EVER

In anticipation of the momentous occasion I have thought of a few things I haven't been able to do in the last ten years or so:

On the other hand, I will be missing these:

So I'm off to mark his name in all his underwear, douse him with a liberal shower of bug spray, lecture on the benefits of NOT arguing and quietly bit my fingernails to the quick

Yah....It's gonna be a loooong week.






16 Comments:
Blogger Gypsy had this to say:

They should have camp for adults. Or maybe they do. Maybe now they're called cruises.

Enjoy your naked time!

10:36 AM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger Dave had this to say:

It'll do you both good, here from Michele's.

10:47 AM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger kristen had this to say:

wow! you should absolutely, 100percently be sainted. absolutely! i know i will be feeling similarly to you when my kids get ready for go away camp or whatever it might be. crazy crazy.

i need to go back to play airplanes with my 3 year old *smile*

ps thanks for stopping by my blog.

11:25 AM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger Cece had this to say:

Walking around nekkid? Huh? What is that? Haven't been able to do that in eight years!

Enjoy your quiet week.

11:38 AM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger Carrie had this to say:

Oh Kara! You should embrace it. I wish I lived close to you and we would so hang out. Just enjoy it and do that all the forbidden stuff you want. When is he leaving?

2:02 PM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger kari had this to say:

Get a pedicure!

2:04 PM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger KaraMia had this to say:

oh pedicure! now that sounds like heaven!!!

Carrie, He leaves this coming Monday and comes back on Friday, so it's not quite five days. I would LOVE to hang out...darn it

3:06 PM, August 04, 2006 

Anonymous Onetallmomma had this to say:

Your post about your Mom made my heart ache.

When my ex has the kids for longer then a weekend I make myself a list.

I revel in the blessed silence, sleep through the night, wake when I want to, read at my leisure, clean out the cupboards and frig, watch movies..during the day, dance in the living room, eat when I'm hungry, leave the dishes in the sink and renew myself.

Do for yourself the things that will recharge your batteries. For yourself and for your son.

3:16 PM, August 04, 2006 

Blogger TamWill had this to say:

I know it is quite boring with out your lil one. I am like you in the sense that I have never been single b/c I have always had my children with me.

Try to be a little selfish and think of YOU! It is fun when we make ourselves do that :O)

9:22 PM, August 04, 2006 

Anonymous Jenny had this to say:

It'll be heaven and hell at the same time...much like motherhood.

:)

5:25 AM, August 05, 2006 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

not much longer, and he'll be gone.

go to the spa and treat yourself.

mlah

10:54 AM, August 05, 2006 

Blogger FreeCyprus had this to say:

Cool site.
Keep on bloggin in the free world.

-- FreeCyprus
Hellenic Reporter

10:35 PM, August 05, 2006 

Blogger Callie had this to say:

Okay - first of all - party's at your house next week. :-D

Secondly - you are going to enjoy this. Just do things that you enjoy. Sounds like you already have a pretty good list.

Oh, and just make sure you have a phone number to call and make sure he's okay. You may want to check up on him throughout the week. That mom-vibe just doesn't disappear overnight.

3:53 PM, August 06, 2006 

Blogger some girl had this to say:

I bet you're are gonna wonder why you didn't make this happen sooner. :)

6:01 PM, August 06, 2006 

Anonymous InterstellarLass had this to say:

You'll be FINE. I promise. You will miss him, but you will have some great quiet time to yourself. You NEED this.

11:14 PM, August 06, 2006 

Blogger Wendy had this to say:

Wait...are you saying that you can actually get TO the bathroom without company? If mine don't attempt to follow me into the bathroom, then they stand right outside the door and talk to me the entire time I'm in there.

1:33 PM, August 08, 2006 

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