You know what’s awesome about insomnia? I have nearly all the time I want to read in the middle of the night. And that is what I did on Saturday night when the sleep eluded me.
Now, my situation is slightly different, but I could understand this. Aside from Detroit Mommies, which is a completely volunteer thing that I do, I have a full-time job. My kids and I are out the door by 7 a.m., to day care by 7:10 and then home by about 5 p.m. When people suggest we go to a movie or have dinner on a Friday night, it’s sort of hard to accept. I mean, we just left our kids at day care all that day, and all that week for that matter, and I can’t imagine asking someone else to care for them, much less ask them to be away from us again.
I realize it’s healthy for my husband and I to go on dates, but we miss our kids. We are more likely to go on a Saturday or Sunday evening.
But there is time, like this week, when I really, really wish I could leisurely walk through Target, sit and watch shows geared to people over…..well, 3. Sometimes I wish I could do those things poolside somewhere warm.
So while it’s hard to leave my children, I recently have started (as they have gotten older-ish) that I can still be me. I can get away.
And man do I wish I had 10 close friends who were equally close to each other who I could get together with in different parts of the country and drink wine.
But anyway. I can’t wait to read more in the book, though most nights, I wish the sleep would come.