Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So Bored

An unexpected drawback of being suddenly childless is boredom. What do you single, childless people do with your day?? How do you occupy all those hours without someone to fight with, nag at, fight with, feed, clothe, fight with, and nag at?

So far I have resisted the urge to start petty, illogical arguments with Mr. AwesomeCool just to fill up a few hours. I have also resisted the odd temptation to buy food the kids like whenever I'm at the store, even though there are no kids to eat it back at the apartment. I have even repressed the urge to kidnap other people's kids to replace my own, so that my going to the store to buy treats for my kids who are not there, does not seem psychotic.

At one time, I was a childless-single person, but the effects of 13 years of motherhood have re-wired my mind in such a way that I have no idea what that's like or how one is expected to behave when they find themselves in such a situation. All I've discovered is that there are only a certain number of hours of TV you can watch before you start feeling completely insane.

Someone I was friends with back in my college days said it perfectly, "Once they come in and ruin your life, you can never go back to pre-kid freedom."

With that in mind, I present to you the only productive thing I've done all day (unless you count spending an hour laughing over a certain foreigner's unintentionally hilarious blog. I mean, I'm not saying I'm the best writer in the world . . . because that goes without saying):
Metabolic Inferno!

Mr. AwesomeCool took time out from slacking off with his twatty vampires to do the workout with me. I let him beat me today, cause I figured he could use a win.
Me: 15.17
AC: 14.33

1 comment:

Artsarah said...

Are you sure these are workouts and not porn? Just wondering.
I can't imagine being childless. I fantasize about it all the time. You will have to be more convincing your telling of the boredom and sadness because all I can imagine right now is bliss.
I want to see you when you get back. Call me when you get back into town.