Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Alone

I am alone in the house.

Let that sink in for a minute. Let the ramifications of that one sentence permeate our collective consciousness.

I am alone in the house.

No baby. No husband. ALONE. For the first time in over a year.

What strange and wonderful feeling this luxury. There is no one demanding anything of me. No cries. No screams. No grasping arms. No pinching fingers. No chasing small legs. No "NO! Don't! Stop!" No "What's for dinner?" No "Do we have ___?" No "Can you take the baby?"

There is silence.

I am alone in the house.

19 comments:

  1. How blissfully wonderful!! CONGRATULATIONS!

    Although - be careful of the "forgetting something" feeling. That always happens around here when I'm by myself. I always feel like I'm forgetting to do something since I don't have the distraction of kidlets.

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  2. wow how cool but very serreal at the same time. i must say, I am a bit jealous.

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  3. Yea for you!!! Enjoy it, savor it. If you're still on, get off your computer now. They'll be back soon enough.

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  4. I get that too on rare occasions, and it's so weird. I never get much accomplished because I'm so out of my element. I just waste the whole time on the computer.

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  5. I always long for alone time until I have it and then I am like a squirrel on crack, climbing walls and moving from one activity to the next out of sheer boredom.

    Not to mention, there should be no reason anyone should leave me alone anyway. I need a baby-sitter, full-time.

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  6. Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

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  7. Okay, you waited almost a whole year to let your husband take Sophie out of the house by himself? How have you survived?! LOL My MIL always said how "lucky" I was that Steve would take care of our kids so that I could have some alone time now and then, and while I was always grateful for the break, I never felt like I knew any better than he did how to care for them (at least in the beginning.)
    So, how'd you like it? You could get used to more alone time I bet, right? Take advantage of it my friend--as often as you can! :)

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  8. OH MY, HOW NICE!! I am a little jealous! Enjoy it! BTW, where are little bean and her daddy?

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  9. Yeah, you enjoy it alright...but you miss 'em a little, dontcha? ;)

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  10. When I was driving the other day, I thought about how I needed a vacation. Then, I thought, what I would really like is just a weekend in my own house by myself. I picture myself watching television in peace, blogging, preparing meals, and cleaning out all the clutter and crap.

    After the day I've had today, I'd settle for one hour in a quiet house by myself.

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  11. You earned every single second of this.

    So...

    What did you do?

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  12. It's weird, isn't it?? It's great to have some alone time and it makes you appreciate everybody more when they come back!!

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  13. I had the same "first" alone moment two weeks ago. It hit me like, wow, I am ALONE! How many things can I get done?

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  14. Ahhhh, how wonderful for you! Hope it happens more often for you! Enjoy it!

    Hey, I've got to tell you, the comment you left on my cemetery post is about the funniest thing I've seen lately! (cemetery rubbings) OMG, you are a RIOT!
    ROFLMAO

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  15. It's still weird being alone in the house. It's only happened to me like three times ever, and every time it's weird.

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  16. I remember my first alone time after T. It was very sureal. I really needed it, but I felt sort of lonely. I don't get lonely very often anymore... and not a lot of alone time. But hey. We're family!
    (And p.s. Enjoy it. Those baby months are intense.)

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