Currently the show is Oprah who has Shirley MacLaine on...whoa she's quacky. Really quacky.
Here's the thing. I think everyone needs some time alone once in awhile to lay around and watch junk tv or read a book, whatever. Indulgence is really not indulgent if that time is used to renew your energy, is it? If it makes you a calmer mommy, a sweeter and more serving wife, when you yourself have rested and relaxed? If you tend to yell at your kids out of frustration/anger/impatience, or distance yourself/"flip out" at your husband out of feeling exhausted/invalidated/taken for granted... wouldn't all interested parties WANT you to take a rest if it meant you had MORE patience, MORE forgiveness, MORE grace?
And yet...I don't think anyone wants mommies to take a break! It IS seen as indulgent! By and large, I think society encourages an environment of non-stop action, even for SAHMs.
Well today I am rebelling. Raising children - special needs, no less - is zapping my energy. Being a wife is making me tired. The thought of house chores renders me immobile. MOPS planning needs to wait on the back burner. For these few hours while Kev and the girls are gone, I am doing nothing...and I believe, it will equate into something good for my family.