This last Friday night, my hubby took our four kids camping with our ward. I was left home alone not knowing what to do with myself. I decided I would watch a chick flick, so I quickly put in Pride and Prejudice, the Keira Knightly version (I know, I know, it should have been the BBC version, but I wanted to do something else that night other than watch a movie, so I decided on 2 hours versus 6.)
I fell in love with Pride and Prejudice all over again. As I watched the credits and saw Jane Austen's name come up, I felt such a great love for her as a writer. I was so proud of her for writing such incredible love stories that have endured for many generations, and inspired so many other writers, movies, etc., to believe in falling in love, and how wonderful and worth it it is. I have always wanted to be a writer, and I can only hope and dream that I could have some small kind of impact on the world of reading and writing, by creating a world where falling in love is magical. Needless to say, my girls night was going well.
After the movie I put my head phones in and listened to a book as I cleaned my entire house. Cleaning has never been so fun and satisfying. I was able to clean for three hours without any interruptions, moving from one room to the next, all the while listening to a great story. I am not one for loving cleaning my house, but I can honestly say that it was very rejuvenating. I was liking the daddy/child camp out more and more.
The next morning I ran in our stake's 5k Mormon Pioneer fun run. I had a great run and it was fun to celebrate this special holiday in this way. I knew the kids were still not home, so I was able to come home and shower uninterrupted, and even do some laundry. I love my family and I love having them around, but I have decided that every once in a while it's really nice to be alone and have some "me" time and actually be productive at the same time. I highly encourage that all families have a daddy/child camp out. Until next time!