How do I spend this precious time, you ask? Well it typically looks a little something like this:
11:30 am-12:30 pm - I take my weekly trip to the grocery store. No one is flailing around in my cart or demanding a "treeeeeeat," and it is awesome. There's also usually not much of a crowd at that time, so I can navigate freely through the aisles. Oh what a life of luxury I lead...
12:45 pm - After I put away the groceries, I eat lunch while I update our budget, because I'm (a) all about multi-tasking and (b) a dork. While I eat, no one asks for "MORE ICE WATER, MOMMY" and I only have to wash off my plate when I'm done, and it is awesome.
1:30-3:30 pm - So this is where my routine varies depending on the week. I typically participate in any combination of the following activities:
- clean the house
- go to Target (regardless of whether or not I actually need anything, because, duh)
- organize the twins' room/closet
- take care of appointments
- run miscellaneous errands that I don't want to have to deal with during the weekend
And while yes, I do selfishly enjoy the peace, quiet, and productivity that comes with my Friday afternoons, it's also a great opportunity for me to recover from the week and get some of the boring stuff crossed off the "to do" list so I can make the most of the weekend with my peeps. And I'm sure all 3 of them appreciate the fact that I've had some time to decompress by the time they see me on Friday evening.
So there you have it... "me time" for the win!