Thursday, May 2, 2013

All by Myself

I don't know why my kids get upset over getting sent to their room.

"You stay home from church and you will spend the entire day in your room. Alone."

 This is a serious threat. One that causes much introspection-
-sitting three hours in church, trying to be quiet and not make farting noises with my armpit.
or
-spending the whole day in my room where I can make all the fart noises I want, but with no one to hear them.

It's a dilemma. For a 9 year-old boy.

Not for me.

Give me any choice and lay it up against spending an entire day alone, it's a no-brainer.

Send me to my room.

And, for heaven's sake, lock the door!

Yesterday, without even being naughty, I got my wish. I spent the whole day- All. By. Myself.

Long story short- I was going to Utah county twice in a week and decided to make it one long trip instead of two short ones. (I'm really good at math, can you tell?)  So, I called my sister and begged and pleaded for her to let me stay. (Not really. I didn't have to beg. Cuz she likes me. A lot. Can you blame her?)

So, Wednesday morning I woke up to a state prisoner's nightmare and my heaven- solitary confinement.  Of course, inmates don't get to have their sister make them breakfast before work, and they probably don't have a big TV to watch.  Also, I doubt they get to paint their nails or dance around the house to Rascal Flatts.  But, I did.

Funny how life changes your perspective. Just like I used to hate brocolli and naps, I can now appreciate being all alone. No fingers under the bathroom door. No emergency trips to the school to deliver homework or tampons. (Not kidding, people.) No "make me a sandwich" or "come put your password in the computer" or "why aren't there any bananas?"

Just me, my computer, a TV and a fridge filled with food and diet Coke. I may never go home.


(PS- If you haven't seen it, check out my spotlight on LTYM!  Just one week away! Tickets are still available!)

6 comments:

  1. If you get bored, feel free to swing by and visit! Honestly, that sounds like heaven!

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  2. That sounds so lovely.. I get that once in a while when everyone goes shopping and I stay home. It's nice to have sometimes.. very nice. :)

    Enjoy!

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly
    congrats for your LTYM !!
    anni

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  4. Yay I'm so glad you decided to do the long trip! You totally deserved the solitary confinement piece of heaven. Love this post.

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  5. a state prisoner's nightmare and my heaven- solitary confinement.

    hahaha! Love it!

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  6. So jealous, but mostly so very, very excited for you. For so many reasons. You da bomb.

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