Free Time Poll

The strangest thing happened to me the other day: I had free time. My husband had taken care of Viv in the morning, so I was able to get work done. While she was at school, I got my exercise in. Then, later in the day, I dropped her at her grandma’s nearby. She loves her grandma and wanted some playtime with her.

Then I drove away, with about 90 minutes to kill. What to do? Go home and hang? Well, normally I would, but during her nap, I had managed to watch Hardball. Meet up with my hubby for some lovin’? Got that in at naptime, too. So what was left?

I always crave downtime, then I got some and I didn’t know what to do! I texted a friend, and she said, “Just go relax somewhere.” Hmm… just go relax somewhere?

What did I end up doing? I went to the bank, ate at a taco place, then shopped for Vivien’s birthday and for some of her friends who have upcoming birthday parties. My big treat was going into a bookstore, but I barely looked for me and made a beeline for the kids’ sections, where I bought Vivien books about being a big sister, not hitting, and potty training. And I got a hot chocolate.

So in this week’s poll, I want to know what you would have done:

If you were given 2 hours of absolute free time, what would you do?

6 thoughts on “Free Time Poll

  1. In this situation I usually try to come up with something to do and end up watching TV. I find it a bit depressing. Occasionally I go shopping but seldom actually buy anything. Most of the things I’d actually like to do require other people and none of them seem to have free time at the same time as I do.

  2. I consider free time whenever my 10 month old and my 7 year old don’t require my attention, even if they are right next to me. With the baby, during the day, anytime I can get him to be happy and not being held by me – I rush around the house and clean. A few weekends ago I found myself with free time – daughter sleeping over a friends, husband on a trip, and baby asleep. I painted my toes aqua.

    Free time is dangerous to my fashion sense.

  3. Mani pedi time!!!! With extra time in that awesome massage chair. Then I would indulge in a chocolate milkshake.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I’d probably sit at home in a pair of sweats and re-alphabetize our CDs and DVDs, since my 4-year -old loves to scramble them up and sits there laughing when his O.C.D. mom tries to find “Blues Clues: Joe Goes To College.”

  4. Ihate to admit it but I usually nap. It’s my free time and nothing beats crawling under the covers on a quiet afternoon.

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