Twas the night before school, and everything was fine,
not a creature was stirring, except the Mom with her wine.
She has finished packing their lunches and bags,
and hoped that her delicious choices of food would get brags.
The kid’s were off for the first day of school the next day,
“Try and have fun without us!” they would yell out of the bus and say.
But little did they know, she had plans.
Oh and her many plans were the grandest of grand.
Would she go to the gym, or go back to sleep until noon?
Would she sit on the couch and watch her very long overdue Netflix que?
Does she already have her Target list ready to go?
Oh, I am sure she does, she probably made it months ago.
Will she miss those little faces? Those sticky, whining, adorable little faces?
Oh yes, she will miss them, but that won’t stop her from making it to all of those places.
Those places she plans to go…alone…where no one can cry and tell her NO.
Or fight, or whine, or pout or yell.
Or force her to buy Minecraft mini figures, cake pops or some other junk that those stores may sell.
Suddenly, as she sits and sips on her wine,
all of these possibilities alone seem so divine!
“Oh Target, Starbucks, Pier One or the Mall!
I can go to one, two, three or them all!
I can sit on my couch and eat my own meals,
and don’t have to constantly be peeling someone else’s banana peels!
I can go workout or maybe take a walk,
and I don’t have to listen to someone complain about the lines in their sock!
I can return that thing I’ve been meaning to bring back,
or perhaps just sit and catch up on Orange is the New Black!”
The possibilities are endless and dreams abound,
with all of the new found freedom she will have found.
But, of course when her kids get off the bus and ask about her day,
she will have only one thing to say…
“Oh darlings, I just sat here bored all day, and I couldn’t wait for you to come home so we could play.”
And with a wink of her eye, she will begin to unpack backpacks and pull out that glue,
and she will start to think of all the things she could do on day two.