5 hours=quality time spent with each member of my family
3 hours=time spent cooking and eating meals
2 hours=showering, getting ready, primping
1 hour=taking boys to and from school and practices
3 hours=nursing baby and feeding him baby food
2 hours=time spent cleaning and tidying up house
3 hours=time spent running errands, grocery shopping
1 hour=talking to other mamas (this is purely for research, comparison, additional information)
2 hours=time spent reading and sending e-mail, searching the web and blogging
2 hours=watching t.v.
Today, we are actually given the gift of time. Twenty-four whole extra hours. What a dream. If I could spend them any way I wanted, this is what I would do:
- Two words - SPA DAY! An entire day of massage, mani/pedi, facial, beauty goddess goodness.
- Have a long lunch with my girlfriends sans children.
- Spend time with each of my sons individually and do anything they chose.
- Spend time with Hubby, maybe in the hot tub or at our favorite restaurant.
- Read glossy magazines and all the 99 cent books I've downloaded to my Kindle.
- Take all the time I want at the gym.
- Take a long nap without little boys appearing at my bedside asking me what I'm doing.
- Spend the day writing and reading blogs.
- Take a cooking or photography class.
- Shop in all the little boutiques I've been dying to check out.
The one thing I do get time for today is my monthly girls' night out, which is always fun. Baby E always has to tag along though, so I can't go totally crazy.
But the twenty-four extra hours are there. Maybe I could spend them reflecting on all the blessings I have in my life:
- A loving, generous, supportive, funny husband.
- An 8 y.o. with a personality so unique that I am amazed by the thinks his mind thinks.
- A 6 y.o. who loves helping mommy and his brothers.
- A 4 y.o. who makes us laugh with his combination of cuteness and coolness.
- A baby who was an unexpected blessing.
- Five years' time with a special child who taught me so much.
- My good health.
- My wonderful friends.
- A close knit family of in-laws.
- A great relationship with my parents.
- A brother and sister who would do anything for me.
- A roof over my head.
- Food on my table.
- Stylish clothes on my back.
- A college degree on my wall.
- A car to drive.
- Medical insurance.
- The opportunity to continue learning.
- The opportunity to give my sons an excellent private education.
- The ability to travel.
- A vacation home.
- Televisions, telephones, computers and a Kindle Fire.
- A kind-hearted, loving nanny for my children and support person for me.
How will you spend your Leap Year day?