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What if?…

I spend a lot of time asking myself “What if” questions. Some are a little out of this world. Like what if I had been born 300 years ago, or was born in 300 hundred years, or some equally useless and unreal scenarii. But some others, although still unrealistic, are technically feasible. They are just not feasible in my life, but theoretically, they could exist.

In this post, I want to ask: what if I had a full forty eight hours, to myself? Just me and forty eight full hours? Greedy, I know! I started with twenty four hours, but nothing is ever enough so I cranked it up to forty eight… What on earth would I do with all that time?

Oh, where should I start?!!! I have been house bound for ten years, with three kids to take everywhere I go. Needless to say I never go anywhere. So sadly enough the first thought that enters my head when I ask myself that question is, “I’ll go to run errands alone. I can probably manage the supermarket, dry cleaning, and bank in one hour, instead of three days…” That’s a total waste of a free hour, but I still have forty seven to go…

I have many ideas of what to do with a lot of free time. My main issue is to prioritize…

Should I go to New York City, shop and visit until my legs fall off? Then I could eat room service in bed while watching a film rated at least PG15, fall asleep and stay in bed until 11am the next day. After a three hour bath, I could get an insanely huge breakfast in a quiet corner of a restaurant, while reading a book, a newspaper, or maybe both!! I would then go to the villages and buy insanely high heel shoes, fancy clothes?   Nah!!!  There is nothing to see in NYC that I have not seen on TV. I won’t be able to sleep with crumbs all over my bed. Housekeeping would knock on my door at 7am with my luck. There is no such thing as a quiet corner in NYC. I have not read a paper in ten years – do papers still exist? And I only wear slippers and gym trousers so that does not seem fun.

Maybe I could go on an adventure, leave the country for two days, climb a mountain, cross a sea. I don’t know, something exciting…. But again, not ideal for me, I have become sea sick, air sick, car sick and bicycle sick so any trip over three miles requires medical attention.

Oooooh, this is proving a lot more challenging than I thought… What shall I do with my forty seven hours left? Mmmmm, let me think, let me think… There must be something I can do…

How about I go out with my friends. Forty seven hours of non stop partying?! The problem with this idea is that all my friends are moms so they don’t have forty seven hours to waste doing useless stuff.

I am getting really upset now. Forty seven hours of freedom and nothing to do with them … Well, I suppose I’ll sit at my computer, write a blog or two. I’ll then have forty six hours left to surf websites I have no interest in, click here and there. So nothing unusual. Except, I am going to miss my kids like crazy…

 

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