Last night after dinner Ben took Dylan with him to the driving range (Tip to the husbands: If you want to go to the driving range without making your wife angry, offer to take the kid(s) with you. She'll be pushing you out the door). That meant that I was alone in my house with nothing that absolutely needed to be done.
Heaven, I tell you.
I am alone in my house about once every other week, and it's such a thrill when it happens. No one to monitor, no questions to answer. Just silence and solitude.
Of course, being alone isn't ideal for the long-term. I remember when Ben was driving a semi-truck every weekend and was gone from Friday night until Sunday morning. I would always dread weekends during that time, because it meant at least 36 hours of being alone. We didn't have Dylan at that time, so I remember being terribly bored.
What I did discover about myself was what my Secret Alone Behaviors were. You know, things that you only do when it's just you and there's no one to catch you/tell you that you're weird/etc. Here are a few things that I do when it's just me:
Stay in my pajamas until at least 2 pm
Eat cereal for at least 2 meals every day
Pee with the door open
Watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians/Teen Mom/16 an Pregnant
Narrarate what I'm doing ("Ok, now I'm going to do some laundry")
Right now I'm about to watch the Justin Beiber movie all by myself... something that Ben would never be part of.
What are some of your secret alone behaviors?