National Goof Off Day
On March 22 we've all been given permission to goof off. Tell your boss and your kids that it's National Goof Off Day! That will work, right?
During March I do like to have my own goof off day anyway, because my birthday is on the 24th - and you know I don't play around. I will NOT be cooking or cleaning or doing any of the other billion tasks my mom-writer-cook-chauffeur job includes.
But what if we all took this seriously this year?
I can envision sleeping in, in fact not only sleeping in but not being woken up 10,746 times before I'm ready to get up. I'll either have to sleep at a hotel or hide somewhere in my house to make this happen.
I imagine not cooking, but since my husband has no idea how to make anything we'll have to bring in a chef. I am fine with this plan.
I would like the weather to suddenly be summer, if only for my goof off day, so i can enjoy time at the beach. I want the children to be there too, but I don't want to be in charge of them. No worrying about new swimmers during my goof off day.
The evening would end in a double feature of chick flicks at the movie theater that would include copious amounts of chocolate, licorice and buttered popcorn. I'd be alone there in the dark of the movies, and it would be the best date ever.
I think it's important to have a goof off day now and then - maybe not as fantasyish as mine - but still a day without the stress of our to do list looming overhead. Mental health needs attention just like everything else in our mom-lives!
What would your goof off day look like?