It’s Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday! For those of you visiting for the first time, the goal is to grab one hour of time within one week to do whatever you want…without the kids. It’s such an amazing proposition, I know! On Thursdays, post how you spent your “time out” (add my button from the right side bar or link to me) and be sure to stop here to link up and meet other Theta Moms to see how they spent their time out!
Well, my two kids have a birthday coming up. My son will be four next week and my daughter will be turning one. Although they are three years apart, their birth dates are only four days apart.
I will let you in on a little secret…
I may be a smart woman. But, I am a brilliant Theta Mom. Why? Because I will do ONE birthday party.
Two cakes + one party = less drama.
I think many of you know I hate to cook, so pizza is on the menu for the big bash. Since there is such little preparation needed in the food department, I like to go all out on the decorating. I mean, after all, it is their birthday.
So, I spent my one hour in my second favorite store. My all time favorite store is Target. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE that place? The problem is, I always go into Target with a list and end up buying way more things than I really need. I could spend hours there. But because I am planning for the “one big” birthday party, I needed to go to the real deal…Party City.
There’s something about Party City that gets me totally excited when I walk through that door. Maybe it’s all the fun and cheerful decorations beaming from every aisle or perhaps it’s the spooky Halloween music that just put me in the mood to have a rockin’ P-A-R-T-Y!
I must admit, I had the BEST time browsing through every aisle, looking at the fun Halloween decorations, costumes and birthday stuff. So much to look at and so little time!
But ladies, the beauty of this time out was the fact that I didn’t have to worry about a screaming baby in the shopping cart. Isn’t that the worst? And I didn’t have to chase after my almost four year-old running through the aisles, wanting me to buy every-single-stinking-thing.
Nope, it was just me, my cart, and the lovely decorations. I was able to take my time and make careful, important decisions. You know, like deciding between which Princess plates I should purchase.
I didn’t even have the party yet… and I had a blast!
How did you spend your one hour?
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