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The first day my twins started preschool, not gonna lie, there were some tears behind those sunglasses. Even though I’d been counting down the days to the return to normalcy, it hit me when I walked out the door without them. My last babies. Day two rolled around and those sad tears turned into happy tears as I realized all the things moms can do now that kids are in school.
Things Moms Can Do Now That Kids Are In School
Whether you work from home, are a stay-at-home mom, or are planning a day of hooky, you can enjoy these things moms can do now that our kids are in school. If you plan it out well, you can probably get all of them done in a day too! Forget about me time, it’s a ME day!
#1 Holy Clean!
My husband took the morning off on the first day of preschool. After dropping the kids off, we came home and I cleaned house. I looked around after I was done and said to my husband, “Guess what? The house is going to stay just like this for almost 6 hours!!” I can kick up my slipper socked feet and relax without looking around at 100 hundred things that need picking up. Compared to constant messes from toddler twins, a tween, and teen this feels like heaven.
#2 Grocery Shopping Oh My!
Do you know what it’s like to get grocery shopping done in less than 30 minutes? What it’s like to leave a store with only what was on the list? I didn’t until all the kids were in school and it feels SO good! The other day I enjoyed a peaceful stroll around Walmart. Those words are never paired together when it involves 4-year-old twins. That day though, I bought only things on my list that were all for me, especially those Nature Valley Almond Butter Cups, and it was lovely. If you like Almond Butter you have got to try these new Nature Valley Cups! The crunchy and creamy combination is exactly what I need to keep me going all day.
#3 To-Do List Touchdown
It’s been almost five years since I completed a to-do list in the same day. There was always something that “could wait until tomorrow” because I was so exhausted when bedtime rolled around. In the past three weeks, I’ve accomplished so many errands and tasks during the day, which left my nights stress-free for family fun.
#4 Have Fun Like a Kid
My kids would be so jealous if they knew I took advantage of $5 Tuesdays at the local movie theater to watch animated movies. Or that I tested my skills at the new putt-putt course in town without them. I’ll take them soon, but it’s fun to play around like a kid, but without kids.
#5 Enjoy the Outdoors Solo
I love taking my kids to the parks in town. Chasing them around the equipment like I’m a “shark”, pushing them on swings, and watching them chase each other around. I also love sitting outside, enjoying the scenery. I can read a book and enjoy a snack without keeping an eye on anyone. Being a work-at-home mom, I like doing this right before I pick the kids up from school. It’s a great way to transition from work to family since my desk is in my house. It’s also about the time I needed a little fuel to tackle the carpool lane and dinner
With the kids back in school, what things are you going to enjoy when you have a day to yourself?