A Mama's Weekend ALONE
Well, here I am. Sitting in bed, noodling around on the computer. The house is quiet except for the purr of my cat, Bob, sitting next to me. No one to feed, no one to pick up or drop off, no one to comfort or discipline or praise or referee.
For those of you who don’t have kids, this likely seems pretty mundane. For those of you who have small children – this is INCREDIBLE! My husband was out of town working for eight long weeks and his gift to me is that he took our 4 and 7 year old kids away to San Diego for the weekend. This is my first alone time in SEVEN YEARS. I have to say that again. My first alone time in SEVEN YEARS. I’m not proud of that. It’s not healthy at all, but living far from family and always moving around, the opportunity has never arisen. Once I went somewhere with Rene for four days and that was pretty wild and wonderful to be a couple without kids. We had a ball. Other than that’s it’s been togetherness to the max.
So I thought I’d chronicle my journey of three nights alone in our LA apartment. Here goes:
Thursday, November 1
1:30pm – Rene packs up the van and I burst into tears as I’m saying goodbye. As I’m crying I have no idea why I’m so emotional. I’ve been quite excited of the upcoming alone time, but when it’s time to go, I get very sentimental about being away from them. I LOVE my family and want them to come back home SAFE and SOUND. What’s that you say? I’m not in control? Even when I am with them I’m not in control? Oh, well then I guess I’ll just say a prayer and send them on their merry way. The kids are stoked!!!
3:30pm – After they leave, I dry my tears and head off to Hollywood for a voice over audition. As I’m driving I feel great. I feel liberated that can go anywhere I want! After the audition I decide to eat drive-through fast food (something I never do with my children) and drive around neighborhoods looking at amazing houses (also something I would never do with my kids in tow).
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:) Sarah Jane