Friday, September 5, 2008

Twinsanity B2S

Sam and Luke go to "Meet the Teacher" Day

Wouldn't life be better if nursery school teachers ran the world? I mean, forget McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden...I'm voting Secchia-McCorriston! These ladies show SERIOUS leadership skills.

(If you can get a dozen four-year-olds to cooperate around a parachute, world peace is totally a non-issue.)


Preschool starts Monday! For the first time in 9 1/2 years, I will have regularly scheduled child-free time. Here's my plan for the first day...

  • Walk through Sephora and smell every hair product, sample every lipstick and enjoy walking by the glass bottles without worrying about anything getting smashed into teeny tiny pieces.
  • Browse the shelves at Barnes & Noble. Smile sympathetically at women pushing double strollers and completely avoid the children's section.
  • Meet a friend for lunch at a restaurant that does not serve french fries or beverages with plastic lids.
  • Grocery shop without any dirty looks from cashiers.
  • Take a nap.
  • Clean out all closets and drawers. Relish the fact that no one is dumping entire bottles of shampoo or "making snow" with the insides of the sofa cushions in another room.
  • Listen to NPR and the Mamma Mia! soundtrack with no complaints from the backseat.
  • Finish reading New Testament and plan six weeks' worth of Seminary lessons.
  • Work out, including 45 minutes cardio, 35 minutes free weights, 20 minute yoga stretch--followed by 90 minute sports massage.

Think I can squeeze it all in between 12:45 dropoff and 3:15 pickup?


19 comments:

Robin said...

I think you have just enough time to add a pedicure.

The freedom of the first day of school is a tantalizing.

Robin said...

I love how you colorized that picture. I want to learn how to do that.

Marci said...

I'm sure you can get it all done, and more! ;)

Cathy said...

I love it! I wish I could cram all that into my day now! How wonderful the plans we make! Enjoy it all!

Christie said...

I think you should skip the workout and make sure to do lunch, pedicure, and shopping. YAY for you!

Lindsey said...

Sounds like heaven. Let me know if it REALLY works because I thought I would have SOOOOOO much free time when school started... but no. I hope you have more than me.

Lauren in GA said...

Yay, yay, yay for you!! I do, so hope you squeeze it all in! If you don't get it all in the first day...You can schedule it the next!!!!! Liberating, isn't it?!

diane said...

You go girl. Sweet freedom.

Stacey said...

I covet all the activities except the exercise. After all, isn't chasing after kids aerobic?

Bridget said...

Oh, preschool is never, no never, long enough. 9.5 years. You deserve a vacation too!

Laurie said...

Good luck with that!

Your list looks strangely familiar. I'll be quite happy to do at least one of those things during school hours before Christmas break.

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

I totally think you should do ALL of that. Just stretch it out. And repeat, often!

Hazen5 said...

I should have copied your "To Do List", your's is a lot more fun than mine! Did you get to do everything?

Meg said...

Such a great post! My son is starting four days a week of preschool (he's my fourth child) and I am in a similar position to you. I had high hopes for the first day of unstructured time and I went grocery shopping. How lame is that?! Your plan sounds WAY better!

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I just LOVE a little free time. Yeah you making it really count. Can I come and do lunch? I won't bring any kids, if you don't! :-)

Melissa-Mc said...

Enjoy your "free" time. You'll probably be busier than ever :)

andrea said...

i want a follow up post with a list of how fabulous all of these activities were. please. i will live vicariously through you.

i'm kelly said...

was your child free day wonderful?

Marla said...

I will have 3.5 hours 2x a week starting next week...I like your to do list!

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