I am so in love with everything I am doing; living my purpose and my passion
with Love Your Life to Death and the I Just Showed Up campaign (more on that another time!). But what I’ve realized—as many of us do—with children (and even without), laundry, dusting, meals, it’s never-ending. And being an author, speaker, TV host…
doing all of these things, sometimes my brain feels like it’s going to short-circuit.
Sometimes I’m up late at night and always up early in the morning with never-ending ideas.
My mind spins like a top (I know those who know me are not surprised!).
So today, I’ve decided to forget about the laundry, forget about everything I have to do,
ignore the long list. Today, I’m going to play hooky from my life, just for a couple of hours.
I’m so excited and feel like a little kid who is doing something they shouldn’t be doing
and nervous about getting caught.
It’s the middle of the day, in the middle of the week and yep…lots to do… but I need a break.
So I am going to sit her and watch a movie. That’s right! I have an array to choose from.
I might watch something funny like Mrs. Doubtfire or Dan in Real Life or of course my all-time favorite Patch. I may watch others that make me laugh and cry like The Bucket List
or P.S. I Love You. I haven’t quite decided. But I have snacks, drinks and comfies. I am ready.
Two hours for me, before the kids come home from school. I’ve decided that every now
and again I’m going to play hooky from my life. I will be here watching my movie and
having some snacks. I would love to hear what you would do, and encourage you to do it
every now and again. You deserve a break too. So tell me…
When Was The Last Time You Played Hooky?
Margaret Ann Gendreau
5/25/2017 08:33:19 pm
When we moved from Oakvile to Vancouver in 1992 our youngest son, Adrien, was going into grade three and found the move and school change very difficult. Every once and awhile I would let him play hooky and off we'd go to the Aquarium in Stanley Park for the day. Great way to have time alone with him and so soothing for him. You go girl! Love the work you're doing.
5/26/2017 09:42:44 am
Margaret Ann, what a great mom and awesome memories you created for Adrien... and for you! Playing hooky with one of your kids...even better! Thanks for sharing!! :)
5/26/2017 07:58:56 am
You showed up for yourself!! Good reminder xo
5/26/2017 09:43:19 am
I really did. And we all need to do that more often, don't we!! :)
2/14/2021 04:52:05 pm
Thank you foor sharing this
Yvonne Geordie Heath
2/15/2021 08:50:26 am
Hello Gay, Thanks for the comment. I love seeing comments on old posts. Gets me to read them. I just might lay hooky today!! :)
12/3/2022 12:08:56 pm
Nice post tthanks for sharing
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