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Wouldn’t it Be Nice?

I jokingly mentioned to Hannah today that it would be nice if I could have the day off from my mom jobs.  You know, wiping butts, making breakfast, fetching juice, unloading the dishwasher, taxiing to school, making dinner.  Mom jobs.  She said ‘Mooooom, you can’t have a day off when Daddy isn’t here!  Who would take me to school?!’ I said ‘but I’m tired, your brother didn’t sleep last night and I just want a mom vacation day.’

Cue dreamy music and wavy screen effect

First I’d have a nap.  A long one.



Then I’d sit in the bath with a book and a coffee.



Afterwards, a nice meal – something with hollandaise and bacon maybe?


If I felt up to it, maybe I’d take a long, leisurely walk outside and listen to the birds (it would be warm, no snow.)

Maybe I’d sit on a bench for a while and just watch the world go by.

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Home again, I’d settle in with a snuggly blanket and a movie.  I still love fairy tales.  The cats would crawl up on my lap and purr and I’d watch in silence, listening to every word on screen.

What would your day off look like?  Have you ever taken a day off just for you?  I wonder if anyone ever does.  Seems like it would be lovely!





  1. I like this post a lot! 😉

    I’m not even sure what I’d do… no one has ever asked! Lol!

    • haha it’s funny how we don’t think about it day to day. But we should all take time to ourselves once in a while.

  2. I take days off just for me a few times a year. It usually involves food and a movie. And a pedicure.

  3. I try to take 2 days off a year but it usually is only one. In late November I take a day off work and leave the kids at dayhome and go Christmas shopping – on a Tuesday when most people are at work and I leave early to beat the rush, then home for some lunch and the afternoon usually consists of present wrapping and catching up on a show or two pn PVR.
    My other day is a totally free day – no obligations, no Christmas shopping – just me, shopping for me if I want, watching TV, maybe a little baking with no inturruptions. Oh and there is some reading a good book, on the couch, wrapped in a blanket with a cup of coffee in there too.

    • your Christmas shopping day is a fab idea but I wouldn’t call that a ‘day off’ lol. Good for you for taking time for you!! I like shopping by myself too – it’s just not fun with kids in tow!

  4. I have taken such a day. It looks much like what you are describing, with some video games and probably not the bath.

  5. Because I am divorced from my boys father and he takes them at least once a week, I do get time off alone with my new hubby and it’s SO nice to recharge!!

  6. I can’t seem to figure out how to spend a day where I’m not cooking, cleaning or doing other errands. I would love a day where there are no obligations!

  7. I would lay in bed all day and sleep. Whenever I needed something I would ring a bell and a shirtless Ryan Reynolds would bring it to me. LOL

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