Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alone Time

Smething unbelievable happened this week and it all started with a mini vacation for Riley.

Gigi and Papa invited her to their house. All. By. Herself. Without mom or dad. For a week. I was a nervous wreck. She was an excited ball of energy. So last Sunday I packed her bag and TG drove her to his parents. I'll admit I cried when they pulled out of the driveway.

Over the next few days we spent some incredible one on one time with Camden. We've never had just Cam before and while we missed Riley so much it was nice to lavish all our attention on him. He thoroughly enjoyed it and we did too.

But TG was itching to visit his family too, and he's out of school for the summer, so on Wednesday he loaded up our baby boy and went down to his parents house.

You read that right. I was here. Alone. For 3 days. (hardly anyone was privy to this information ahead of time because i was raised paranoid I slept with scissors and a flashlight in the bed with me right.)

At first the silence was eerie. For the first two hours I sat on the couch wondering what to do with myself. Then I got a piece of paper and made a list of all the projects and tasks I've been wanting to do or finish in the last few months. When I was done there were 16 things on the list. 16!

Believe it or not in three days time I finished 12 of them. Plus I gave this house a good scrubbing from top to bottom. Over the next few days I'll be sharing what my list was and what I managed to finish. I'm pretty amped about some of them.

Some of the jobs were more fun than others, but it was amazing how much I could get done in an empty house. Also interesting was just how very little sleep I need when I'm not playing with a 1 and 3 year old all day. It left me wondering what in the world I was doing with all my free time pre babies.

Anyway, my little family is reunited now and while I very much so enjoyed my days of quiet, I much prefer a house full of giggles, cries and just the noise of life.


  1. Matt and I CONSTANTLY wonder what on earth we did with our time pre-babies. Seriously?

  2. WOW! What I could get done with some alone time. I would finally finish up some much needed sewing projects! Can't wait to see what you got done!!

  3. That is amazing! What a lucky girl you are!


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