Things to do while the kids are away

On Sunday, Duncan and Berry go to their Dad’s for three weeks. Twice a year, I get a parental reprieve. I enjoy the first week. And then I miss them so much it becomes distracting. I can make it through the second week. After that…

I usually cope with times like these by staying busy. So here’s a list of things to do while they kiddos are away:

  • Learn to play the ukele (after buying one)
  • Update the kids’ baby books
  • Sort through photos and order a photo album from whenever the last one left off
  • File the pile of bills upstairs
  • Go on a honeymoon
  • Celebrate Adam’s birthday
  • Go on lots of dates
  • Eat out anytime I don’t feel like cooking dinner
  • Hem the new curtains for the living room and dining room
  • Do gardening
  • Play guitar and piano
  • Sleep in
  • Get the hedges trimmed
  • Get the sprinklers fixed
  • Tidy the kids’ rooms and basement playroom
  • Donate lots of stuff to charity
  • Sell the inversion table
  • Sort through wedding photos
  • Print a wedding album
  • Write and send wedding thank you cards
  • Shop alone at Target for clothes for myself

That should keep me busy, right?

2 thoughts on “Things to do while the kids are away

  1. Here’s what I accomplished from my list:

    Learn to play the ukele
    File the pile of bills upstairs (I got half of it done)
    Go on a honeymoon
    Celebrate Adam’s birthday
    Go on lots of dates
    Eat out anytime I don’t feel like cooking dinner
    Hem the new curtains for the living room and dining room
    Do gardening
    Play guitar and piano
    Sleep in
    Get the hedges trimmed
    Sort through wedding photos
    Write and send wedding thank you cards
    Shop alone at Target for clothes for myself

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