August 20, 2015

What Would You Do With 24 Hours

As moms we have very little time to ourselves.  Am I right?  I mean we can't pee alone let alone sneak off to, gasp, the grocery store without a little helper.  Long gone are the days of free time.  I don't even know what that means anymore.

I used to hate alone time, pre-kids. I would actually sit in my apartment and cry a lot because I just didn't want to be alone.  On weekends I would retreat to my parents, Chanel in tow, and stay just to have some company.  Pathetic and sad, I know.  Gosh what I would do for some of that alone time now.

I got to thinking what I might do if I had a full 24 hours to do whatever I wanted...a girl can dream, right?  Obviously funds would be unlimited because duh.

  • Get a manicure AND pedicure
  • Read a book
  • Get a massage
  • EAT without interruption
  • Have a day date with Jimmy
  • Drink coffee while it's hot
  • Go shopping
  • Drive around with the windows down
  • Listen to any music I want
  • Sleep past 7 a.m.
  • Write more blog posts
  • Cook a fancy meal
  • Take a LONG shower
  • Go to the movies
  • Get a new tattoo
  • Have a real conversation with my husband
  • Go to a concert
  • Walk around Target and go down EVERY aisle
  • Workout at a gym
  • Take a nap
  • Wash my truck by hand
  • Meet a friend for lunch
  • Thoroughly clean my house
  • Catch up on my DVR
Just to name a few.  Think I could do that all in 24 short hours?  I wish!  

Where are all my mamas at?  What would you do with 24 hours of child-free time?


  1. I've been dreaming of this lately husband and I are both taking a week off work next week and I think I am going to make a deal with him so that he can have a half "me day" and I can have the other half. haha. I am definitely planning to get a massage, go to the bookstore, get a coffee and do some shopping with my "me day" ;)

  2. I was just thinking about this, maybe because soon my time will be divided between 3 and I am starting to freak. First and foremost, sleep. I just want to sleep past 5:50a. Hell, I would go for 5:51a but 9a would be better.I would take a long shower nix that I would soak in a bath. Take my time getting ready, without a kid trying to put makeup on my butt (this is a real thing... Oliver loves my makeup drawer and since he can't reach my face it attempts to put it on my rear). Once I am out of the house I would stop by SB and grab a coffee before heading off to meet a friend for a pedi. After, said friend and I would take a trip to the mall (you said unlimited funds right?) to get something new for a date later that evening with the hubs. I would stop off at my beautician's shop to get my hair done for said date then head home maybe tidy up the house a little before getting ready for the date. On the date we would find a nice STL restaurant, maybe go to a comedy show, stop off at the local bar for 1 or 2 and head home to bed.... Golly, all that just sounds devine. Now I am really wanting this 24 hrs. and will have to start saving the moolah because a sitter alone with cost a fortune. Guess I will just stay home and soak up my kiddos youth and PATIENTLY wait until I am not cool enough to be around.

  3. SLEEP!!!!! Otherwise actually nothing! x

  4. A day of shopping, at the mall, without kids OR a husband to rush me....that basically sounds like a vacation - ha!

  5. Its funny...sometimes I get about 12hr when Boomer is with her dad. I find by hour 5/6 I am missing her hardcore. Yes a few trips to the bathroom alone are nice. So are date nights, girls nights, etc...but I always wind up missing her a lot. The one time I went to FL alone for 5 days was torture.