The children are going to Chicago! The children are going to Chicago!!
My lovely and generous and kind ex-mother-in-law is taking the Demigoddesses to Chicago tonight. The Demis have a long weekend off from school, so they will be visiting their uncle and aunt who live in Chicago until Sunday morning.
Did you catch that? I said SUNDAY MORNING!!
I have tonight, all day tomorrow, all day Friday and all day Saturday to do WHATEVER I WANT!
I can watch rated R DVDs! I can spend hours and hours reading! I can drink alcohol! I can have the whole couch! And the remote! And eat all the popcorn, all by myself! I can watch Sex and the City with the volume turned up REALLY LOUD! I can spend three days in bed! I can have a leisurely stroll through Target, and not buy anything for anyone but ME!!! I may even start smoking, just for the weekend, because—WHATEVER I WANT!!
I am taking a vacation day on Friday, to maximize the basking in my complete and total lack of responsibility.
But first, I am going to clean my house, so that I can be responsibility-free AND have three consecutive days of cleanliness!