Alone......... - Woodbridge,VA

Updated on April 04, 2011
C.C. asks from Foresthill, CA
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Ok this is going to sound funny but my 17 y/o is staying at a friends since they do not have school Monday, my 2 y/o & 1 y/o are in bed and my husband is in Belize on a humanitarian mission leaving me alone. I am doing lundry since I have nothing better to do but then wonder, why is it I am alone for the first time in a REALLY LONG TIME and all I can think about doing is cleaning my house?

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answers from New York on

1) Because you are a Mom

2) Because sometimes the familiar (i.e. folding laundry) without the kids under foot is relaxing!


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answers from Little Rock on

Get off the computer. Go and ENJOY the peace of no one needing you for the rest of this night. Do something for you. You deserve it.

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answers from Sioux City on

I would be right with you. I can't even fathom cleaning my house and having it stay that way for more than two minutes. If I had a couple of hours alone uninterrupted, I would clean like a mad lady!

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answers from New York on

LOL, I know what you mean, when I take the kids out so my husband can rest, he actually rest and sleeps, when he takes the kids out so I can rest I some how end up cleaning, replying e-mails, doing laundry, etc.

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answers from Harrisburg on

LOL - I hear you, sometimes cleaning house alone feels good, just the fact you are alone and can for a second make the house look like a home is great!

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answers from Dallas on

It's Attack of the Super Mom! LOL

Seriously, though, when we're by ourselves, we know what a great opportunity it is to get thing done unimpeded by little "helpers." However, I agree with Janet. Make a choice to do something nice for yourself. Relax, put a movie on, take a bubble bath. Whatever, just enjoy your personal time.

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answers from Los Angeles on

You are in Mommy mode. Sometimes when we're in Mommy mode, it's hard to turn it off. Stop cleaning and watch a movie or read. Take advantage of your time to yourself and rest! You deserve it! :-)

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answers from Washington DC on

well, clean for 2 hours, then put in a johnny depp movie and crack a bottle of wine, girl!

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answers from Kansas City on's because you're really NOT alone! I mean it's great that the little ones are in bed, but it's just not the same!! ;) You are probably still feeling a bit on the job since you have half your people home and it's hard to relax in that situation! Hopefully you'll get a little bit of slacking done! Watch trashy reality TV or read a book! ;)

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answers from San Diego on

Sometimes I just need have order. Sometimes I relish the mundane activities without being interrupted. Often, while I'm doing those mundane things I have time to reflect, catch my breath. It is really hard to shift gears when you really only have the evening. I'm with the others, if you can shift gears, go do what you normally can't. Otherwise, enjoy the peace: )

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answers from Dover on

I know exactly what you mean, well, except the wanting to clean part of it. My son is almost 12, my daughter is 10, I've been married for going on 13 years & I find myself actually alone in the house for approximately 2 hours a year. Seriously. Every time it happens I'm kind of at a loss for a little while. I usually either read a book & have an iced coffee or bake something fantastic!


answers from Washington DC on

Because you have more than 10 minutes in a row to get something done -- and you can see progress! I do that, too!
I like my house picked up and clean, but with the kids in and out and the busy-ness that takes over my days, it doesn't ever get to where I'd like it. When I have some time with nobody around, I get some of it done and it stays that way until about 30 seconds after they all get home...

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