Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Unexpected Day Off with Caleb

WOOHOO! An unexpected day off from school!

It is not often that I have a day to just kick back and do things I want to do with no schedule.  As an adult, I still have responsibilities to attend to (feeding my children, doing laundry, etc), but the biggest part of the day today was mine to do with what I wanted.  It seems that what I wanted was to sit back and let Caleb take the reins.

Right now, it is just Caleb and myself at home; Mr. G has traveled to Geneva, Ohio to see Eli in his last collegiate dive meet.  First order of business was getting out of our school clothes and into fuzzy socks, sweatpants and tee-shirts.  I LOVE fuzzy socks!  We like to sock skate in our kitchen when we have free time in fuzzy socks.  We run down the hallway and hit the floor with speed and fly across the kitchen.  FUN!!!  Believe it or not, we managed to amuse ourselves with this activity for quite some time.

Next, we made some mid-morning popcorn and bundled ourselves up on the family room couch under our favorite blankets and settled in for a movie.  Caleb selected Total Recall, the original version with Arnold Schwartzenegger.  He had recently seen the remake and wanted to do be able to compare the two versions.

After our movie it was nap time.  We just settled further down under our blankets and went to sleep.  I did make sure to set an alarm so that we would not sleep away the afternoon. How very nice it was to be able to relax with no schedule to keep!

The alarm woke us up so we (reluctantly) got up and took care of our chores (my choice, not Caleb's). We did some laundry, got the trash ready to go out tonight, emptied and refilled the dishwasher (a never-ending cycle!), and just generally picked up around the house.  Then we sat together at the table to do school work.  Caleb did homework while I graded yesterday's vocab packets.

Then, for a bit of fun, we had chocolate chip cookie pie.  Two big, pizza-shaped cookie slices with generous globs of frosting between and rainbow colored frosting decorating the top for our afternoon snack.  We each had our own! So very, very bad for us, yet so very, very good.  Sadly, they were just so full of sugary goodness that neither one of us was able to finish!

The early evening movie choice was Lilo and Stitch, again, Caleb's choice. Its been quite some time since I have seen that one and I enjoyed it very much! We felt so good after that movie that we put on some music and had a round of Veggie Tale dancing.

A quick break for dinner; Caleb is in charge so I get chicken patties, tator tots, and corn - man food all the way!  Also, I am taking time for blogging, then we'll finish off our night with a final movie. Very fitting for our final movie of the day, Caleb went with Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Just as soon as I am done here, we'll start the movie.

I am so very grateful for this day that I got to hang out with Caleb.  Very soon he will be off to college and I won't have him around to have fun with on snow days.  I leave you with a Ferris Bueller quote for my final thought:


  1. No way! I watched Ferris Bueller's Day off last night too!

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  3. It was a great day off! I was wearing my sweatpants and fuzzy socks too!

  4. My sis made me watch Lilo and Stitch with her to and I said no at first put then I said ok to spend time with her and it was a really good movie. So I had a really good day off too.