What would my perfect day be like? Well, first of all the kids would have spent the night with someone (don't you love how nonspecific I am with where my beloved babies would be?) so Mr. Blue wouldn't wake me up asking for a waffle. Therefore, I'd sleep in and wake up when I was darn good and ready. I'd eat a toasted bagel and drink some orange juice while reading. Then I'd pick out a great outfit (one that might even be dry clean only!) and head out for the day.
My first stop would be to a nail salon to get the pedicure I've been promising myself but haven't had time to get. Then I'd visit my hair salon for a shampoo and blowout because nothing makes me feel better about myself than great hair. Next I'd hit the stores for some shopping! Nordstrom would have a mix-up in their inventory so that their prices would be lower than they ever have been before, AND I'd mysteriously have extra money in my account. Amazingly, the same thing would happen at Ann Taylor Loft and Sephora.
By that time, I'd be ready for lunch. I'd meet a friend at a nice place. I'm not picky which restaurant we visited, as long as chicken nuggets are not on the menu.
Finally, I'd grab a frappucino and sit down with a pile of books and magazines at a bookstore. Before long, it would be time to go home and take a nap. When I woke up, refreshed, I'd get ready for a romantic dinner with my husband. We might spend some time at home first. ;-)
When we got back, my kiddos would meet us, already bathed and ready for bed. (I don't know who the angel was who volunteered to keep them this long, but hey, this is my fantasy--it doesn't need to be realistic!) We'd get in some quality family cuddle time before lullabies and prayers. As I closed my eyes, I'd thank God for a wonderful day.
As far as I can see, the only problem with this scenario is that my perfect day would take more than 24 hours. If only because I need a LOT of time to shop. And sleep.
Yesterday was my birthday, and although I didn't get to do all of the things on this list, I did get my hair cut and styled (a coincidence; I didn't plan to go on my birthday), and my mom kept the kids so I could spend some of my birthday money without saying, "Come over here right now or I'm going to strap you in this cart!" And I got some really cute stuff I needed. We ate lunch at Sonic, not a bistro, and I didn't go to a bookstore or out for dinner. But I did get a nap and spent a relaxing evening with my family, and that's close enough to perfect for me.