Corey offered to take the kids Saturday morning and leave me home alone with Teyla.

“I can get them to karate at 10:00 and then hit Home Depot and Trader Joe’s before swimming lessons. You’ll have the whole morning to yourself,” he said warmly.

How could I deny that?

Yet, as I helped the kids get into their karate uniform and tie their belts, I felt oddly empty.

I went to find Corey.

“I don’t want to be home all day,” I said meekly. “I know you’re trying to help me, but if you run all the errands this morning, I’ll have nothing else to do today, no where else to go.”

He grinned at me.

“I forgot,” he said. “Solitude isn’t a gift to you.”

No. No, it’s not.

So he took the kids to karate while Teyla took a nap. Then I ran the rest of the errands – plus lunch at Wendy’s – to round out the morning.

And I was happy.


  1. Okay, we're different in this regard...because I'd have jumped on that offer in a NY minute. And still *jealous* that you have a Trader Joe's and we don't!

    Hope the rest of your weekend was wonderful!

  2. What a sweet offer your hubby made! Although, I too wouldn't give up the chance to go to Trader Joe's! I just love shopping that store. :)
    I hope your week continues to be happy!

  3. What a sweet guy! My hubby often offers the same but since i dont get out much i enjoy what time i can have out of the house even if it is only to run errands or something silly.

  4. I realized recently that i haven't been alone in my house since oh, about March 31st. I would have totally stayed home. But then gone for a late night trip to walmart just for the fun of it.

  5. What a treasure you have in a husband who "gets" you, and wants to do whatever he can to fill your tank, so to speak.

  6. Glad to hear about your well rounded morning and a husband who is so willing to work a deal with you.

    I might have taken him up on it, but that's just me.

  7. That's so sweet - both that he offered to give you a day to yourself, then figured out a way to give you the day that you actually wanted. Aw!

  8. I am the same way...I love running errands. Correction: By myself, I love running errands.

  9. I'm an errand kind of gal, too. I just like to feel like I'm accomplishing something!

    But sometimes you just need that quiet day at home. I think I'm in between!

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  10. I know exactly what you mean. I'm good with solitude for about 10 minutes. Then I'm bored and lonely.

    Sounds like a great day!

  11. I don't understand.

    Leave me alone for a WEEK and I'm not sure I'd be ready to see anyone.

  12. I'm with Mer...Take the children and run if you ask me..lol

    Either way, glad you loved your day..:)) Hope ou ate a vanilla Frosty for me.

  13. I must be the opposite 60/40 split, because I'd totally go for the alone time. Or the running errands alone part. Either works for me. (All while drinking my salted caramel hot chocolate, because i'm TOTALLY with you on those!)

  14. Must be that sanguine nature...me, I'll take solitude any (and every) day, just not all day (though occasionally might be nice...)

  15. I'm just NOW catching up on blogs... I am the exact. same. way. I'd also rather be out running the errands than home all the live-long day.