Empty Nester

When my youngest, Ella, was born three years ago my husband and I decided it was best for our family if I left my job to stay at home with the kids. †And although hard at times (both financially and mentally- yes sometimes I feel like Iím going CRAZY!) I have never once regretted our decision. †So for the last 36 months little Ella has been my sidekick, buddy, partner in crime. †We do everything together. †Grocery shop, take and pick up her brothers from school, hit the mall, you name it.

This morning, I dropped her off at her first day of preschool. I seriously feel like it was just last week I was rocking her to sleep but today she marched into her new classroom like she owned the place. Which means now I am all by myself for 2.5 hours, two days a week. †It is the weirdest feeling in the world. †The list of things I can do with these few hours is so long I cannot even start to prioritize. †So for today, I am going to use this free time to do something for me. †Just me. †A coffee, a pedicure and no guilt that I am taking time away from my kiddos. †They are all happily in school and Iím going to take advantage. †The chores will still be there tomorrow!

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