What is your favorite thing to do when the kids go back to school?
Finally, there is time to give the house a thorough cleaning, catch up on bills, or sort through clothes to give away those that no longer fit. I really need to do all those things…and more…but they can wait. I have other priorities to fit in those first few weeks of school for the kids.
These are my favorite “chores” to do when I have some time to myself (in no particular order):
- Enjoy my coffee
- Take a long shower
- Eat an apple without sharing
- Read a book
- Fold laundry leisurely while watching TV
- Go shopping by myself
- Sink into the internet
- Start a craft project
- Chat on the phone with an old friend for an hour
- Take a nap.
“Me” time helps me to feel refreshed and replenished – and when my kids arrive home after school I am energized and ready to help them with homework and take them to their activities. The truth is that the house is really quiet when they are gone all day and I miss them.
What do you do when you have some free time?