You guys know I love my kids... they are my sun, moon, and everything in between. I, literally, think about them every minute of every day and miss them terribly when they're not with me, even if it's just for a few hours. (See also: Emily's been gone for a week and my heart hurts I miss her so much!) But (you knew there was a 'but' coming, didn't you?) nights like the one I just had sometimes feel a little bit like winning the lottery.
So Emily is away (for two more days!) and Ryan was gone for the night. My legs have really been itching for a good run lately so I had thought that yesterday would be the day that I started back with that. I'd been battling a major migraine all day and as fate would have it, the headache finally started to subside right around quittin' time. Perfect. And then I got home, threw my hair in a ponytail and instead of putting on running clothes, I put on a pair of sweatpants. You know where this is going. I'm not even one bit sorry that I didn't get that run in because a ponytail, sweatpants, slippers, a clean (enough) house, a delicious dinner made for 1, and relaxing on the couch with my laptop and my Red Sox on the TV made for a pretty perfect night. Better than therapy.
Who knows when my next 'night off' will be. Starting next week we have a minimum of 5-6 baseball & softball games a week, 3 practices, and 4 Dr. / Dentist / Orthodontist appoints practically back to back to back. That's our normal and I love it... I wouldn't have it any other way. But nights like last night? They're a welcome change when they happen, if only for a few hours!
Moms, please tell me I'm not alone in feeling absolutely blissful during a night like last night? Of course there's guilt as you're relaxing and doing not much at all, we're moms after all. When was the last time you had a 'night off' and what did you do?