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My Fantasy....what's yours??

post #1 of 71
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I just want to get all snuggly on my couch...all by myself. Watch an entire movie, eat a bag of Pirate's Booty, maybe even have a glass of cold white wine. I want to then get in bed...all by myself. I want to read a page turning novel for as long as I want. Then...oh then...I want to flip over on my stomach and sleep until I wake up naturally, for as long as I want, until I'm not tired anymore.
post #2 of 71
That sounds nice
post #3 of 71
Switch the movie to just a whole show, switch the wine to a few beers, change the pirates booty to chips and salsa, and the rest sounds divine!
post #4 of 71
A scalding-hot (not child-friendly tepid) bath, maybe with a fruity mixed drink. A movie would be nice--The Princess Bride or Pride and Prejudice or something else girly. Crawling into bed with a pile of pillows and reading a book cover to cover, even if I don't finish it until dawn. Then sleep and sleep and sleep. I used to think it was so wasteful to sleep the weekends away before I had kids, and would be mad at myself when DH and I sometimes slept until 2 in the afternoon. Now that would be SUCH bliss to be able to sleep like that again. Not for another dozen years or so.... ugh.
post #5 of 71
I think I have to say that I'll take one thing above all else...even if for just one day. I would like my kids not to fight. My two older daughters would fight over anything (of course they ask the 3 year old to take sides every time too LOL). My oldest specifically would fight with me over the color of the sky...and even think she could actually convince me that it's pink! If I could just have one day without the stress of them fighting, that would truly be a fantasy for me. I would be able to enjoy time spent with them instead of feeling like their referee. It's hard to enjoy being with your children when they don't enjoy being with each other. I'll take that over movies, alone time, you name it. I don't want much right? LOL if you ever came to my house for dinner you would think I'm asking for the world. Well, I heard this little saying that babies don't keep. It's truer than you could believe since my oldest baby is in high school and pretty soon will be spreading her wings. I'll have all the time for me soon enough. Right now I just want to enjoy time with them.
post #6 of 71
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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post
A scalding-hot (not child-friendly tepid) bath, maybe with a fruity mixed drink. A movie would be nice--The Princess Bride or Pride and Prejudice or something else girly. Crawling into bed with a pile of pillows and reading a book cover to cover, even if I don't finish it until dawn. Then sleep and sleep and sleep.
Replace fruity mixed drink with pitcher of margaritas and this is my dream night.
post #7 of 71
Mmmmmmmmmmm... I think this is my favourite thread ever.

I'll take sleeping in till 9 or 10 (which I am unable to do, for some reason my body wont sleep past 7am : ), with hot black coffee, eggs with orange runny yolks, toast & grapefruit. A long hot shower complete with leg shaving followed by a good 1 hour massage with scented oils & candles... the full monty.

Then to the nursery with an unlimited budget with someone else who takes them home & tills my beds so all I have to do is slip them in the ground.

While mysterious stranger is tilling I'll take a respite at Value Village & Goodwill, where they have just replenished their stock & are open only for me, all coloured tags 50% off. They also have a good cast iron dutch oven & a huge heavy stock pot with a lid that fits tightly.

Then it's back home for a glass of champagne & another bath & another massage, followed by a nice evening of lots of pizza that somebody else made & 2 liters of Damnation Trappist Style Ale with my husband & daughter... hot fudge carmel sundaes with whipped cream AND popcorn with peanutbutter m&m's for desert. More champagne. Enchanted on the tube. Robes & slippers.

I'm ready

Ha! Not that I've been thinking about this or anything
post #8 of 71
I just want to get back to where I was before I got pregnant. House and van clean at the same time, bills paid, so totally guilt free we can frolic off to the library to play and drink good coffee. And we get home in time to take a walk with DH, then he makes dinner. Oh, and in this fantasy, I have a dishwasher, instead of being the dishwasher.
post #9 of 71
great thread!

I'd love the chance to go to bed when I want and wake when I want, without being awakened all throughout the night. That would be a perfect time for me.

And yes, it would be totally nice to feel like I can just up and leave the house at any time of the day and go do what I want. I long for those days sometimes. Haven't had that type of day in almost 15 years though.
post #10 of 71
May I just say that I think it's funny someone upthread called Princess Bride "girly". The two people I know who most enjoy it are both men.

hmm...lots of things here sound good, but the biggie is being able to just sleep until I wake up...just one day. If the kids wake me on the weekend, dh is amazing about taking them downstairs and letting me go back to sleep, but it's not quite the same as not being woken up at all.

I'm totally onboard with curling up on the couch all by myself in the evening, though - think I'd skip the movie and put on some music, instead...and read a book or do some puzzles.
post #11 of 71
A babysitter for the whole week, so I can stay home and declutter the house.

A really good handyman who will come over and do all the little odd jobs I never have time for and dh has no interest in.

A landscaper who will clean up the ragged plantings outside.


Hmmm....maybe I should just hire these people!
post #12 of 71
I'd wake up at 8am, which is sleeping in for me
I'd make coffee, and read in bed while the sun plays patterns on my quilt
I'd work on some writing
I'd go to the bookstore and wander for hours
I'd come home and watch a movie in the middle of the afternoon
I'd nap, read, and relax
...and go to dinner with my husband at night, and maybe a movie
post #13 of 71
Here's my fantasy

My kids are somewhere with my husband and they are all having a fantastic time. They are safe and happy and all is well with them.

*I* am at home alone and I have a generous budget to get the whole house in excellent condition (clean, decluttered, decorated, repairs made, etc.)

I LOVE organizing and cleaning as long as I can go at my own pace and don't have to stop in the middle of a project and put everything back out of the way until the next time that I can get to it.

I just want uninterrupted time to do the job properly. I'm realizing that this is unlikely to happen and that I'm just going to have to jump into the swift moving current and do the best that I can. I homeschool the boys so there isn't really much time at all that I have in the house ALONE!

Oh! and I want really yummy food to eat while I clean and organize...and a super good novel...(for when I take a break )
post #14 of 71
I would love, just once, for my daughter to nap long enough that I can prepare, cook, and eat dinner with both hands, while still warm. Then after dinner, we'd all go out onto the patio together, I'd nurse my daughter, and have a margarita once she was satiated. The rest of the night would be spent snuggling and playing on the couch until she's ready for bed.

I don't think that's too much to ask, or even too out there!
post #15 of 71
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Originally Posted by Carley View Post

Then to the nursery with an unlimited budget with someone else who takes them home & tills my beds so all I have to do is slip them in the ground.
I had a really hard time deciphering this until I figured out that you mean plant nursery
lol:
post #16 of 71
hopefully, if ds2 is anything like ds1 at about age 1.5 on, i will have free time, sleep, quiet, a fairly tidy house all the time instead of sometimes, time to work out (with no health issues holding me back), and time with hubby. we had a pretty good thing going back then...ds2 is one high maintenance baby!!!
and i'd have money for all of our renos.

post #17 of 71
I'd love one day without having to worry about kids. One day of that blissful, just-married-with-no-kids-yet feeling with DH. One day of being able to leave the house without an hour of preperation. One day with no laundry to do, no dishes to wash, no floors to vacuum, no kids to clean. One day of going 'potty' by myself. One day of groaning because it's time to get up for work, after sleeping 10 hours.
post #18 of 71
Thread Starter 
Oh man. So many of these sound sooooo good. I don't know where to start to comment.

Somebody ELSE make dinner?!?!? and not a restaurant or gross takeout but a nice healthy meal.

and evening in a nice restaurant with DH the way we used to do it...linger over courses...talk and talk and talk.

one more little thing...I would feel like I was in the lap of luxury if I had a washing machine in my apartment. I don't even need the dryer. ooooo chills
post #19 of 71
oh....I love this thread:

My fantasy would probably take a week.....let's see.

Monday....have a helper come in and help me organize and declutter.
Tuesday....have a cleaning person comein and clean everything for me, in the afternoon they would turn into a chef and cook great nutritious meals to freeze for the next month.
Wednesday....I would have someone come over and clean my entire vehicle, while I went out and got my teeth fixed.
Thursday....the whole day spent scrapbooking and drinking coffee.
Friday...have a spa day and lunch with friends.
Saturday....a day out with DH and dinner out with him
Sunday.....relax.

I would like a sitter for the week....but I would have to have the girls home every night around 7pm for a bath, story time and snuggle to sleep. I couldn't go a week without them....not even a night. But I would happy to have a week of them at a sitters from 8am-7pm....
post #20 of 71
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Originally Posted by momtoS View Post
Thursday....the whole day spent scrapbooking and drinking coffee.
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this can happen, mama! BUT you HAVE to leave the house and go to a crop. i do it once a month. it's heavenly!! (except i don't drink coffee pop maybe and water!)
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