Complete 180

It’s funny what a difference a week can make. It’s Spring Break this week. My kiddo is in Disney World with her father. And yes I’m trying to pretend it’s not bothering me that I’m NOT there for her first trip to Disney World nor have *I* ever been there. Really, I’m fine with it. See how slowly my eye is twitching?

Anyhoo, last week was frantic with the finals and the packing, the softball and all the driving. Not to mention that pesky day job. This week, it’s the opposite. No school, homework or exams. No softball, daycare, or spelling pre-tests to give. Just me and the pesky day job. Very odd.

I should be used to these lulls but I still never know what to buy at the grocery store. I just stand there thinking of all the things I *don’t* have to buy and wind up with an empty buggy. When someone asks if I can do something after work, my first thought is always that I have to pick her up before I realize no, I don’t. Any mother reading this is thinking how utterly wonderful it sounds to have complete freedom. No one depending on them. No one to cook for or clean up after.

It is nice in a way. But when you’re used to going 90 to nothing all the time, it’s just weird when it all stops. Just in case this sounds like I’m complaining, let me assure you, I’m not. I mean, I miss her like crazy but, when I got home Saturday night around 8:30 and realized I didn’t have to be anywhere or do anything for the next 36 hours, it felt like paradise. Quiet paradise.

So no whining this week. Not from me anyway. But I’m sure lots of you aren’t so lucky. Are you’re kids out for Spring Break? Are you free of kids but have to deal with obnoxious college students coming to your town for Spring Break? Are you hating me right now and contemplating googling my address so you can send your kids to me? *LOL* Since I live near the beach and can see something just like that picture above all the time, it might not be such a bad idea.

13 thoughts on “Complete 180”

  1. Oh, pretty pic Ter. You’re very lucky to have that view each day. I do have to deal with pesky college students coming to town. Odd, that. I am, as you know, a college student and they still bug me. I’m spending my spring break writing, and some beach but let’s face it I’m a Floridian I hardly ever go to the beach.lol.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Break? What’s that? Is that when you double load up on things that need to get done, only to never finish, and have to spend triple time finishing up what should have been done during said break?

    Can you guess how my break went?

    D

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I really didn’t mean to comment 4 times. Although, it does emphasize that whole break thing….

    D

  4. terrio says:

    Don’t worry, Di, I fixed it. LOL! Now, I’d suggest you go take a break. *g*

  5. Welcome to my world. I never thought the kids would ever grow up—didn’t have time to even think of anything. Now every day is like a vaca—except I do have to go to work. I don’t have to cook (John takes care of that most nights since he gets home earlier), I wash laundry only once a week, I can do anything I pretty well damn please—or do nothing. It was disorienting at first, but I’m really into it now, LOL.

  6. terrio says:

    Maggie – I hadn’t thought of it but I guess it is a taste of empty nest syndrome. Though to be honest, I prefer when she’s here to when she’s not. Does that ever go away? LOL!

  7. Marnee Jo says:

    Awh, a wee vacay from the wee one. Enjoy! Eat the junk you wouldn’t let her eat cause hey, you’re an adult and you don’t have to eat healthy if you don’t want to! Stay out late and sleep in late! 🙂

  8. terrio says:

    Marnee – a vacay from the wee one does NOT mean a vacay from work. LOL! And I’m a terrible mom. I eat the stuff I won’t let her have even when she’s here.

    Funny thing is, she just called because she just got off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. She says Jack looks sooooo real. LOL! Her words. Now she’s off to see more of the Magic Kingdom.

    I wanna go!!!!! LOL!

  9. irisheyes says:

    Ter – I wanna be you!!!

    I was at Disney last week and if it’s any consolation the adults with her are probably not having as great a time if they aren’t into heavy, heavy crowds. It was getting pretty hairy while I was there and we came home last Friday. My wee ones are on Spring Break this week. So, I had them last week at Disney and this week at home making them do their school work they missed last week. I still haven’t caught up on vacation laundry and don’t think I’ve slept a full night in about 2 weeks.

    Since you’re not complaining… I’m gonna!!!!!!

  10. terrio says:

    Irish – I don’t know how old they are but I do believe this might be the perfect time to teach the kiddies how to do laundry. LOL!

    Complain away. I will complain that I’ve only gotten to talk to her three times since Saturday morning and all short convos. Gah! They tick me off!

    On a good note, her bathroom is now clean. I cannot believe how bad it was. I’m going to have to go in there more often. It was practically a health hazzard.

  11. MsHellion says:

    I so have to go on that ride. Maybe when I go to Hogwarts, I can break into Disneyworld ( you know, like Leslie Langtry) and get on the ride.

  12. terrio says:

    Wouldn’t it just be easier to take on day to ride it over and over again? LOL!

  13. MsHellion says:

    *blinks* But that’s not very piratey. Jack would be so disappointed in me.

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