The title of this post probably may be one that will make you think about what you do or what you’d like to do when you don’t need to work, right? But what’s funny is that my full time job and focus at the moment is homeschooling our three children and seeing to their everyday needs. So basically if you’re a parent in any shape or form – you’ll understand that days like these don’t come often and they mean something completely different to all of us. I mean, what is a day off really?
You see for me, on my day off – I do absolutely NOTHING!! I lay in my pyjamas all day and eat strange, disgusting things while I watch a LOT of television. (or Netflix and stuff) You see, my husband does something that is insanely generous when he has no work or commitments. He literally kidnaps the children and goes to a place far (or not too far) away from me, for a minimum of 2 hours. This allows me to drag my little self around the house, smelling like an armpit and not giving a left-rats-bottom about anything in the world.
I can not even begin to explain how this makes me feel. Yes, if you showed up at my door and saw me in my state – you’d so judge me (you know you would) because it would be like 2:30 in the afternoon and I’d honestly not care at all. (because why are you at my door anyway! You invited yourself)
Why am I telling you this? To be honest I don’t even know #shrug. I guess it’s because I’ve just had one of those days. Even though my son has been with me for half of it – the fact that I was child free for an afternoon has made my sanity organize it’s self and I honestly feel like I can take on another week.
I really don’t mind being busy and doing stuff all the time and being with people – because these are things that also charge me up – but man! This whole #netflixandchill vibe is a song I like to sing every so now and again.
I’ve also found that as a wife and mother it gives me a moment to withdraw and really be grateful for what I have been blessed with. I know that this opportunity is not given to lots of other parents and it’s hard. To not be able to just withdraw into our own dirty space without anyone emotionally needing me. It has me surfacing out of a day like this looking at my whole life with gratitude and refreshed strength to charge on and be awesome again.
Sabbaths are important, yo and I’m really needing to finish mine. Maybe I’ll crochet – you never know. I get creative in this space too………