I am in my own big and open space and if I take off my blind fold, I will see that I am in the small confines of a wonderful hotel room.
This is my time to jump and frolic — although, this really doesn’t mean what it used to in my younger days.
Frolic is a time to shine as Katie……and in this stage of the game, Katie just wants to have a place of peace and quiet. A long shower with no one knocking on the door; a wondering of the city with my own choices and no compromises and/or negotiations, a time to sit and have dinner without forced conversation with hesitant teens or a whiny baby wanting to sit on my lap during dinner time.
A beautifully set environment late in the evening with a grown up drink in hand and listening to grown up conversation.
My husband has had the world of stress on his shoulders lately and he will be gone for almost 3 weeks off and on very soon. Today, he made sure to come home early and he will leave for work late tomorrow; regardless of his 10:30 conference call.
Jumping and frolicking means that I can see the world outside of my very small window of suburbia. I am able to move and be a part of the pulse of a thriving metropolis. I am able to quickly and effectively amble about the hustle of rush hour feet through the glass maze of the Minneapolis skyway system as well as stop in my tracks to marvel at the scene below and embarrassingly take a few pics with my phone.
My 24 hours of respite is inline of recharging my batteries as well as a nice gift from my husband, as I was supposed to be gone this upcoming weekend at a leadership retreat and he scheduled a work event on top === meaning that I was the first one to bend and cave and am staying home.
I will rest tonight with no idea or care at what time the 3 year old makes his way down the hall — typically around 5:30 these days. The remainder of the kids have the day off of school, so there will be no breakfast or lunches to make and no perfect mother saying good bye at the door. This mother will be under the snug covers of her down comforted bed after a late night of reading and watching mindless TV and knowing that the coffee house down the road has a drink for her made to order.
Today/Tonight and a little bit of the morning is time for Katie to run and jump and frolic — for it is short lived and the Katie jumping on the bed will soon be on her way back home.