Monday, June 22, 2009

The Not-So-Secret Happenings of a Mom Left Alone

Last Friday night, Jim took the small Kochs to G&G's B&B for the weekend on the fly.

While we were snuggling in the big chair, waiting for dinner to finish being prepared by the Fantastic Dad so we could eat together before they left, the convo went down like this:

Mama: Ladies, I'm going to miss you sooooo much, but I know you're going to have so much fun that I'm glad you get to go.

Grace and Patience: We'll miss you too Mommy!!! (Then there was lots of kisses and such).

Mama: What will I DO the whole time you're gone?!??!

Patience: You could clean! Or move things around in the house! Or you could do something new to the house!

Grace: Or you could go shopping for new things for the house, or maybe make something new for the house. You could do that Mommy! It's always good to do things like that every once in a while! You like to do that!

(Yes. They actually did say these exact words. It went down just like that. How could I forget?)

Apparently, there's no mystery here about what Mom does when she's left on her own...

But just to shake things up from my normal left-alone-routine, I spent all my time eye-high in photography study hall, late, late, late into the night like a mad-woman. So late in fact, that I started having weird revelations, like, when we eventually get a new dog, hopefully far, far in the future (nothin' but love, Bebo and Bacon!) I think it would be brilliant to name him Bokeh.

I mean, at the time, it really did sound just...awesome. Brilliant. It was late.
It's still a great idea.


Shelby-Grace said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the night! Glad you had so much fun!

anne said...

nice :)

I love it!

Kimberly said...

Hilarious! Hooray for CS3!