Monday, August 08, 2005

The Sound of Silence

My father-in-law called this morning to say he'd be in our area (he's picking up my nephew to take him back to his house to spend the night since camp ended, and both my sis-in-law and her husband work). Dad-in-law stopped by the house to invite the boys and I to have lunch with him and the nephew at IHOP. I'm not one to turn down free food.

While we're having lunch, PawPaw decides, hey, wouldn't it be fun for *all four boys* (my three plus nephew) spend the night at his house? I'm also not one to turn down free, reliable babysitting.

After lunch, we came back to our house so I could get the boys packed (backpacks, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.). We swapped keys so I have his little Saturn and he has my minivan. I now have approximately 24 kid-free hours and I hardly know how to fill them. I could finally get my hair trimmed - it's only been 4 months since my last haircut. Perhaps browse the little boutique that's having a going-out-of-business sale. Visit an art gallery. The possibilities are endless.

First on my non-agenda, however: a nap. More to follow...


Jules said...

Live it up girlfriend. I hope that you didn't spend the day doing things around the house and you and hubby went out for dinner and had a nice night together!
Sometimes 24 hours is just enough to start to enjoy yourself and then remember that you miss the rugrats!

Elle*Bee said...

Not a chance! (about the housework). And, yes, a day is just long enough...Twice a year, I visit my mom in D.C. - a long girls' weekend. I miss the kids then too, but I'm never alone so it feels different.