Every year, Himself asks me what I want for Mother's Day. I tell him (only half-jokingly) that I want a day away from the kids. Then he gets me something else.
But this year, THIS year, he's actually taking me up on it! Not on Mother's Day, clearly--that would be unkind to the kids and also impossible due to soccer--but belatedly. He is taking all three of them to his best friend's house several states away for the holiday weekend and I am staying HOME.
Two-plus days in my house by myself!! Cooking only for myself. Cleaning only what I mess up. No kid activities, errands, school or playdates. My sole responsibilities will be myself, the dog and the fish. I may go so far as to do some planting in the garden, but that is it...I have no intention of wasting my first 'free' weekend in ten years on household chores. I'm almost giddy just thinking about it!