Old Enough to Do What I Want

And what I want to do, on this beautiful, sunny, glorious, relatively warm winter afternoon is…

Not ski
Not take-a-walk
Not sled
Not cross-country ski
Not hike

No, I want to stay inside, bake some cookies, and lounge around with a big pile of magazines and the Sunday Times, and I am DOING IT.

I do feel a little guilty. Ridiculous, isn’t it? But I feel like I should “get out there.” “Just do it.” “Get outside!” “Take advantage.”

I just don’t want to. I don’t want to do anything organized, or really much of anything at all. I cleaned the books off my bedside table and re-organized my sweaters, and that was enough. If this is a bad example for my children (who are reading, playing video games, playing computer games, sledding, playing with the dog and otherwise doing pretty much not much either), so be it. I happen to think it’s actually a good example. You don’t have to do something all the time. Right? Right?

6 Responses to “Old Enough to Do What I Want”

  1. Jerusha says:

    You go, girl. Have missed your blogging!

  2. Alecia says:

    I had this dilemma yesterday too. After church and our grocery store visit…I did nothing. I read a book, watched a movie with my 7 yr old and relaxed. He played with his toys, computer and watched movies too. Why did I feel so guilty doing “nothing”? I guess we are always on the run, we encourage physical activity over video/computer activities, but yesterday was the exception. I guess as long as it doesn’t become the rule…right?

  3. Kevin says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself! There will be plenty more beautiful pre-spring days this winter at the rate we’re going… Do what makes you happy…

  4. Steven Kohler says:

    I totally agree with you. You don’t have to do something all the time. How were the cookies by the way?

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful post.


  5. Leanne says:

    I love that, I like some weekends to just not leave the house, I sometimes hardly leave my bedroom. I dont manage to do it as much as I used to do but I try to make a point of doing it at least once every month or so!…. enjoy it!

  6. Poppy says:

    There is nothing wrong with duvet days and I would go as far as saying I encourage them!