For Asher, Age 4, 3 mornings a week: FINALLY!!! Kids! I am so tired of the ALL MOM ALL DAY routine. She never wants to PLAY or RIDE BIKES or DO anything. All she does is cook and clean and tell me to clean up my toys. Now I can be with people my size who understand my pain. My angst. My frustration.
For Jacob, Age 23 months, Mondays only: FINALLY! I am on my own! I don't have Asher bossing me around, and I get to be a big kid also. I get to use DOT MARKERS!! And BEAD MAZES!!! And my teacher sings! In addition, I get Mommy ALL. TO. MYSELF. While Asher is in school.
For me: Hot, uninterrupted showers. Time to work. Time to clean. Quiet. Time to get a haircut, get an oil change, get a pap smear. Time to eat cookies all by myself. And time to miss my babies. Just a little bit.