Home alone –

On the front page of our local paper a few days ago there was a story about a swingers club that was busted. Some guy was hosting sex parties in a retired Knights of Columbus lodge (I bet the K of C love that). Christine and I were talking about it at work. We both agreed it was not for us. I know this sounds judgey but “Yuck.”  I also shared with her that “I am actually looking for more alone time, away from people. Not more people.” Especially ones you might have to make happy. I don’t know, maybe the members of this club had too much alone time.

Today, I have 2 ½ hours to myself! (Single parents, families that have to walk ten miles to get water and all armed forces personnel have every reason to hate me). If I found myself with alone time in the old days, before Thorin, I would have cleaned the entire apartment – and, then allowed myself some down time reading trash magazines. Like a big freaking reward or something. But, I am smart enough to know now that anything can happen so first read the trash and then clean.

I will stop writing shortly to lay on the couch for at least 45 minutes. I will be reading the Star magazine I bought (Finally, poor, rejected, Jennifer Aniston may have got re-married!) and GQ (the rock edition with Eminem, Keith Richards and Lil Wayne on the cover!).

Unrelated tip for girls – buy men’s magazines! Women’s magazines are all about how much of a loser you are – lose weight, dress better, fix men, exercise, what do men really want, be a better mom, how to keep your husband out of sex clubs, etc, etc, etc. Shut up, already! Men’s magazines tend to be about doing cool stuff – like hangin’ with Keith Richards.

Do I miss alone time? Yes, I miss it very, very much. Would I change anything? Not on your life.

This entry was posted in Advocacy, By Notatypicalmom, Marriage, Parenting, Random life by Kari Wagner-Peck. Bookmark the permalink.

About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a blogger, writer & social justice storyteller who unschools with her son. She also has a M.S.W. and was at various times a practicing social worker, documentary videographer and film festival director She is the author of Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald, Parents, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Follow her on Twitter @atypicalson and like her at Not Always Happy Facebook page. Email her: atypicalson@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Home alone –

  1. one time when you brought T home, I remember an incident in reference to being alone. It really took me back to my early mother days. You came into the livingroom and said (rather sarcastically) “Could I possibly have 90 seconds in the bathroom alone.”

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