Friday, June 02, 2006

10 luxuries money can't buy - for a mother of small children

1 Being able to retire to the loo for 10 minutes with a book, without an invasion of kids needing attention.

2 Lying on the floor, to do yoga or just lie, without an excited horde taking it as an invitation to pile on board.

3 Walking out of the front door, carrying only the keys and a small, light bag, only 2 minutes after having made the decision to go out.

4 Sleeping right through the night.

5 Wearing clothes that say Dry Clean only...(oh I don’t think I have any any more!)

6 Listening to your own choice of music.

7 Breakfast in bed on a weekend, on my own with a book

8 Even better would be a long lie in, just the two of us, with the children magically whisked away for an hour or two – dream on...!

9 Some Mary Poppins magic to tidy up the nursery, just like she does.

10 And since we are leaving the realms of reality how about a proper Italian restaurant sending a three course dinner over every night for a little while, that lands ready on my table and the kids enjoying eating everything.....

7 comments:

  1. "misty watercolored memories...of the way we were"... Oh Kit someday you will look back on these years with longing and the bittersweet ache of how quickly time doth pass... I am momma to 23 and 13 year old daughters...Tempest Fugit ( Time Flies)

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  2. hi...I'm blog visiting this evening and just wanted to say that I agree with the comment you left on corey's blog...I'm mary jane...I never use blogger except when I can't leave a message...

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  3. perfect and true! I laughed the entire way down your list! I remember the day my children became an age where this list vanished...and I smiled!! Ah at last freedom to shut the bathroom door, and not worry!

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  4. Very funny. My son was away for 5 days recently on a school trip. I was stunned at the wonderful feeling of waking up in the morning and just letting my mind wander wherever. But I know that if this freedom went on for longer than a few days I'd miss the old hubbub of taking care of my son. A break every once in a while is nice though!

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  5. It's true - I love them lots and all it takes is half a day break for me to start feeling like I've lost a limb and the silence to get eerie!

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  6. yep, that pretty much sums it up!

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