I never imagined that the hardest part about this single parenting lark would be finding ways to fill my time when my boys are with their father.
Crazy isn’t it?
I don’t think I quite realised how busy my children kept me … I mean … when they’re gone for an evening or a weekend, it amazes me how much time I have on my hands.
I’m not one to really ever sit still … unless I’m writing or engrossed in some crappy reality telly show or surfing the ‘net … and there’s only so much of that I can take before I need to unplug from the matrix.
The irony of the situation is not lost on me either. I write this because when my boys used to be at their loudest and most obnoxious selves, I’d kinda wish myself away to a nice, quiet, happy place.
Now, I actually have that quiet and I’m all at a loss for how to enjoy it … if that makes sense.
I actually like and have a need to be busy so I’m looking for help with that. I need y’all to hit me up with creative ideas to keep myself busy and while away the hours till my noisy, loveable children are returned to me.
Some of the awesome ways I’m already keeping busy are …
- I would totally be organizing my mum’s pantry and bookshelves if she’d let me
- The beach
- Writing and blogging
So, there you have it … a bit of a crap list really. Tell me what you would do to keep busy sans children? What do you think I should be doing? Hit me up with your bestest suggestions.
And, just in case I forget … ta in advance.
You may just save my sanity, ye know.