I took my family up to visit relatives last weekend. I came back on Sunday by myself. I'm going back for them on Saturday and going to spend a couple days there myself reconnecting with friends. 500 miles each way is so worth the freedom though.
I'm not saying I don't miss my kiddos and wife, but the reality is I haven't been alone for a week in almost a decade. Yes I've gone out a couple times with friends but nothing extravagant, just some beers at the bar down the street. It's been cool.
My original intent was to do a giant chunk of the ubiquitous honey do list. Really all I've done is picked up the house and done all the laundry. But still. The first day that I ran 6 loads of laundry and folded it all I was like, "what the hell does my wife do all day?" Feeling all proud of myself. Then it occurred to me that I couldn't have done this much with the rugrats around either. In fact, the living room that I'd also picked up would have been a disaster within minutes too. Oh and the next day when I got the kitchen cleaned up? Yeah, then it occurred to me that the living room and kitchen are two areas I clean every day any way. Hmmm. Not feeling nearly as productive as I had. Maybe I'll tackle the rest of the shelves I was supposed to hang in the bedroom a month ago. Maybe I'll call my buddy for a beer.
Yep, I'm lazy with or without the stress of children. Though a queen size bed without four bodies is un-freaking-believably awesome. Highly recommend it to all parents. Separate bedroom for each of you to sneak to after the kids have joined you is definitely an investment worth considering!