Tuesday, October 5, 2010

While the Cat's Away...

Don't get me wrong. I am always sad when Ian leaves for a business trip. But...sometimes, it's kind of fun, like my own little party! After all, I get to do anything I want! Here are the top 13 things I like to do when Ian leaves town.

1) Don't make the bed. I leave it intentionally messy, like a pillow monster exploded all over it.
2) Eat cold cereal for dinner. With wine, of course.
3) Let animal furballs form in the halls. The vacuum has left the building!
4) Go to Target at night. Something about wheeling Marley through Target after dinner, when everyone else is home hanging out with their families, makes me feel like such a rebel. BADASS!
5) 80s dance party with Marley.
6) Invite other moms to bring their kids over for "happy hour." Make mac-n-cheese for everyone. With wine, of course.
7) Apply scary blue face mask.
8) Watch Devil Wears Prada.
9) Leave all cabinet doors open.
10) Watch reruns of Beverly Hills, 90210 all day. (Only the high school years, of course.)
11) Wear ugly nightgowns around the house.
12) Let Pagoda, white Pekingese, sleep on Ian's side of the bed.
13) Go to bed at 8pm! Wheee!

Good times indeed. But...by the time Ian boards his plane back to San Diego, I am always happy to end the chaos. I am excited to bust out the swiffer, make the bed, do my hair, and fix dinner. And when he walks through the door, I am reminded that I am so lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life...forever.

Ok girls...what do you do when YOUR man leaves town?


  1. well Jon rarely leaves town but I get Parker all to myself on Friday's so...

    we do #6 (with champagne)
    on Friday's I call it my "dates with Parker" which include the following:
    1. lunches at Cheesecake factory where we both wear sunglasses and order mac & cheese, calamari and a salad
    2. go to the park, SB Zoo, mall, library, class at the rec center or I'll pick a different event for every Friday. If we're not doing an event, we're doing #6
    3. Parker's latest is a freaking tea party! I never thought we would be doing this!!! It is so fun with her because she says "please sit" and feeds me her goldfish
    4. swimming in our pool... that's probably my favorite

    Then getting for our weekend adventures as a family!!! I should have Jon posts what he does because I'm the one always leaving!!!

  2. Awe, I LOVE the tea party! I need to try that with Marley. Parker is a very lucky little girl! ;)

  3. i don't have to clean up the kids' mess ten times a day--clean it all up right before Jamie gets home.

  4. Hi I am divya 30y my body shape is like pear shaped I have three kids 2girls age 8&6 one more boy just one year . My husband wants me to wear a nice heavy Saree on my sister in law wedding and he wants me my Saree should matching with his dress and my kids pl help me to him happy