My last child is in school. I now have all this free time. People keep telling me I have free time. Or they ask me what I’ll do with all of my free time.
Because now that my last kid is in school, I no longer have laundry. My pantry is perfectly stocked and the groceries are delivered. My refrigerator has nothing growing in it and never will again and when all of the kids walk out the door, their toys now float back to the right spot.
The bathrooms never need to be cleaned; the floors don’t need vacuuming. The bills are all paid for the rest of my life.
My husband will never again forget something he wants me to do/pick up/ deliver. “When ever is fine, but what are you doing now?”
Snow will fall everywhere except for my driveway and sidewalk and the leaves blow magically away.
My kids are in school so I won’t need to volunteer and help the teachers or go on field trips or be a part of the PTO to make sure I know what’s going on in their school.
I won’t need to prepare for 3:15 when chores need to be done with my supervision to make sure they are done semi ok; when piano needs to be practiced; when homework needs to be completed; when kids need to be taken to sports; when dinner needs to be made; when reading needs to be supervised; when “playing” occurs with crying; when computer time needs to be regulated.
I am so INCREDIBLY lucky I have all this free time.