Yesterday was one of those “I had a million things to do, but instead (thanks to kids), I did zero of them” kind of days.
Mason threw me for a major loop by blowing off his nap for the first time EVER (he’s usually a predictable, solid 2-3 hour/day napper), Joshua was his usual “hold me ALL DAY LONG” self, and I barely managed to eat 5 bites of food all day.
Then, I had a photo shoot at 5 PM for the city Moms Blog I recently joined, which, thanks to craziness at home and ridiculous rush hour traffic, I was a full 45 minutes late for. It didn’t help that I was meeting the whole group for the first time ever, and all I had to say for myself was “sorry, umm—kids??”
The most ambitious selfie ever. Can you find me?
By the end of the day (after spending two hours trying to get Josh down for the night…why did he suddenly forget how to sleep??), I was spent. I needed to do something to unwind, but everything I could think of to do was something that felt like work—cleaning the house, working out, freelance work, blogging, etc.
My husband, like most men of his generation (it seems), plays video games.
I think that’s my problem—I don’t have any video games in my life.
I want video games.
Not actual ones of course—LAME (unless you play them, then, cool! haha)—but the equivalent. Something 100% fun and relaxing and not brain-taxing.
I like to read…but then the book ends, and I have to try to find another one I actually want to read (I’m super picky about books), and then it’s never as good as the one I just finished…
I like yoga…but I can’t do it at home (too many distractions/other things I “should” be doing)…and it’s stressful leaving Josh right now to go to a class…and I’d want to do it at odd hours…and, of course, $$$$…
I like reading blogs…but then I also want to leave comments, and I can’t think of anything interesting to say when I’m tired…and then I just start thinking about how I should be working on my own blog…
I’m great at mindlessly browsing the internet, but I somehow always end up finding things that stress me out (a workout…I need to work out! a recipe…I need to cook!).
TV’s cool, but I only really like it if something’s “on,” and binge-watching HGTV just makes me feel like I’m wasting my life away.
In the end, last night, I had a beer and went to bed. Hey, I love both of those things, and find both 100% relaxing.
Which I guess is probably the moral of the story…when one is tired, one should just sleep.
Mind blown, right?
Do you have any “video games”?
What do you do to unwind?