Have you seen that picture floating around facebook. Its of a husband coming home to a house that has been destroyed, broken glass, food everywhere, naked feral children, dirt and sand all over the place. He is worried his wife is dead and finds her in her room reading and she says when you ask what it is I do all day, today I didn't do it!
Kinda my day yesterday :)
The kids watched TV all day. They played with everything and made a mess everywhere. Ivy was naked, Ayla was in her jammies. The only reason they ate lunch was because a friend dropped off timbits and icecaps.
I sat on my couch and read and read. Keith made supper and I read. After supper more reading. I did clean the kitchen, it would not have been smart to leave that disaster over night, but as soon as I was finished I was back reading.
I read till 11:30.
I finished the book! And felt really good. To have a day for me and my imagination. To leave the world behind, but close by. It was a great day.
I paid for it last night. Not only could my mind not stop processing the book, but the kids had horrible sleeps. EEK too much brain rotting TV I think. I was up and in their rooms countless times. I am exhausted today. I am even drinking coffee!
But, it was all worth it. Throwing my mothering duties aside for the day, taking a mental health day. I see more of these in my future.
TODAY: Doing some running around, errandish things. Also it is my most favorite, wonderful sisters birthday today! Happy birthday monkey. Keith and my dad get to enjoy a fathers day gift tonight, a four course meal with paired scotch at a fancy pancy restaurant, they deserve it.
PS the book I was reading was the third book in the Clan of th Cave Bear series. Makes the name Ayla incredibly more meaningful, what a women she is!