Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday

Last week, Mama had no time out.  This week, well, you be the judge.  Grandma came over for a few hours and I could have done anything.  A few ideas quickly ran through my head.  I could go shopping, take a shower, nap. It was a little stressful having to pick just one, but that's all time would allow.

I chose to clean the refrigerator.  I know, it's a stretch calling this a Time Out. But at the risk of sounding like Monica Gellar, I truly enjoyed doing it.  Nobody was whining or hanging on my leg and I was free to scrub away.  I did a LOT of tossing; there were quite a few science experiments in that cool box.

Not that my other ideas weren't brilliant, but I feel so much better now that my fridge is clean.  I've been procrastinating this task for months.  Yes, I did say months. Task accomplished.  Now maybe next time I can do something really fun.  So what do you think, is this worthy as a "Time Out"?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

If you did something for yourself this week--without the kiddos, go on over to Theta Mom's blog (just click the button above) and link up your Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday post.


  1. Monica Gellar-- you funny girl!

  2. Funny how what we cherish most changes after we have kids. I would love it if my hubby would take my little one so I could clean the house...3 hours every Saturday. Is that too much to ask for?

  3. Funny story: a few weeks ago, my husband asked if I could watch the kids for a few hours on his day off so that he could do a clean-up of our fridge. While it was incredibly nice of him to do the task for me, a little part of me was hoping that he'd change his mind and take the kiddos off somewhere so I could spend a few hours working away in silence. LOL!

  4. Yes, that TOTALLY counts, because I'm sure it will free you up again at some point knowing you're so organized. My time out was spent on twitter, ranting about Blogger...let's hope this comment goes through!

  5. That is a great time out! I need to clean my fridge too.

  6. Isn't it amazing how wonderful just to get something done without any disruptions.. awww yes is a time out!

  7. I cleaned my fridge was tough! I rewarded myself with a long swim in the ocean!

  8. Yes, it does count as time out. As long as you did what you wanted to do with no-one hanging on any of your extremeties, it is a time out. I just got through cleaning my whole house, and it felt great!

  9. You crack me up. I LOVE a clean fridge! Nothing as nice as a shiny and clean fridge! I have an award for you on my site! I hope you had a great halloween!

  10. Amazing what a clean fridge does for us Moms! Love your post!



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