If you’re a parent, you know that having some time to yourself is a rare and precious commodity. But when the kids are away for the weekend (or even just overnight), it can be tough to decide how to best spend your newfound free time.
Do you finally binge watch that show everyone’s been talking about? Do you take yourself on a much-needed night out on the town? Or do you just collapse into bed and catch up on some well-deserved sleep?
If you’re looking for some productive ideas of how to make the most of your weekend without the kids, look no further! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
1. Indulge in a Little Bit of Self-Care
Sometimes when we’re caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s hard to find time for ourselves. But when the kids are away, it’s the perfect opportunity to schedule in some much-needed “me time”. Whether it’s getting a manicure/pedicure, going for a massage, taking a long bath with a good book or even investing in some naughty babydoll lingerie to spice things up for your one night at home together without the kids; making time for self-care will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated – just in time for when the kiddos come back home!
2. Plan a Girls’ or Guys’ Night In/Out
One of the best things about having some time to yourself is that you can actually spend time with your friends! If you’re itching for some adult conversation, why not plan an evening in or out with your closest friends? You can order in your favourite food, catch up on all the gossip, and just relax in each other’s company. And since you don’t have to worry about putting the kids to bed, you can stay out as late as you want!
3. Get Ahead on Some Work Around the House
We all know there are certain household chores that always seem to fall by the wayside – especially with a full household. So why not use this opportunity to get ahead on things like laundry, cleaning out the fridge, or even organising your closet? Trust us – you’ll be glad you did when things are running smoothly at home again. And bonus points if you can knock out a few items on your summer home improvement list! With an empty house and perhaps even a glass of wine in your hand while your favourite movie plays on TV, you can make this activity less of a chore and more of a fun task.
Enjoy your “me” time, however you choose to spend it!
Take advantage of your kid-free weekend by indulging in some much-needed self-care, catching up with friends, or getting ahead on household chores. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to enjoy your well-deserved break!