5 Things I Would do on a Day Without Kids


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Sometimes, I’d like to go back in time, to a day where I didn’t have kids yet. I would take advantage of the simplistic freedoms I took for granted because I didn’t understand how these things were secret treasures. It’s not the same now, even if my kids went away to a relative’s for an entire day.  I would miss them too much. I’d like to re-live a day where they didn’t exist yet, so I wouldn’t have to deal with the missing them part. I do enough missing them already when I’m working all week.

This is my fantasy day, if I could go back in time…

5am. I’m sleeping.

6am. I’m sleeping.

7am. I’m sleeping

8am. I’m sleeping.

9am. I’m sleeping.

10am. I’m getting up. (What a luxury it would be to sleep in until 10am.)

10:15am. I’m going to take a long, hot shower. (This does not exist in my world now. I take a shower as quick as I can. I’m lucky if I have time to shave my legs each week, and in the winter, I don’t even bother to try.)

12pm I’m eating lunch at some place especially for foodies, in some hip part of Portland. (Double bonus. I don’t have to cook. And I get to take my time to enjoy my meal.)

2pm I’m wrapped up with a good book. (I cannot remember the last time I read something that wasn’t Dr. Seuss.)

7pm I’m socializing, with friends, and it’s board game night. Pretty sure we’re having mai tai’s. (Someday I will be able to enjoy some Chutes and Ladders or Candyland with some hot cocoas, but we’ve got some time before my kiddies will be old enough.)

12pm I’m awake. I’m heading through Taco Bell’s drive thru for their FourthMeal. (We don’t even stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve anymore).

And that’s it.

If you were paying attention you’d be saying, “wait, that’s 6 things.” Yup. You are correct. The title was misleading, but I couldn’t bring myself to change it or get rid of one the items, so that’s that.

  1. Sleeping in.
  2. A long shower.
  3. Eating a delicious meal I don’t have to cook and taking my time to enjoy it.
  4. Reading a book.
  5. Game night and drinks with friends.
  6. Staying up late enough for the FourthMeal.

You childless people, enjoy your simple freedoms!!!!!!!

  3 comments for “5 Things I Would do on a Day Without Kids

  1. May 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I love this, and I plan to follow your blog!

    • Suzanne
      May 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thank you for following. I read your post today about visiting your daughter in New York and it made me excited for future fun trips with my daughter.

      • May 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        Every phase of parenting has joys and challenges. Enjoy them all and look forward to the next one!

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