One Day.

by Lori Dwyer on November 7, 2013 · 7 comments

I have a list of things that I will do… one day.

One day, when my children are much older, I will learn to sew, without worrying over tiny feet and sharp needles and pins on my floor.

One day.

One day, when they can take care of themselves, I will do frivolous things for the fun of it. I will take up basket weaving, or jewellery making. I will learn Arabic and swing-dancing.

One day I’m going to wake up every day and read a book for half an hour before I get out of bed. One day, I’m going to have time to paint my toenails a different colour every week.

One day, I will take up yarn-bombing and pilates.

Years from now, when all this time consuming child-rearing is over, I’m sure I will be searching for new things to do. Things to fill the time that used to be filled with tiny growing people.

One day.


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Marianne November 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

Oh, Lori…my daughter is turning 18 in January…she leaves for college in less than a year…I vaccillate between, “Woohoo!!!! The hubby and I can chase each other around the house nekkid again!” and “Sweet Jesus…what will we do for the other 23 1/2 hours a day?”
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Dorothy November 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I can’t wait for one day….
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Jenny November 8, 2013 at 6:05 am

Oh, Lori…….. My sons are 12 and 17. I too longed for time to myself when they were little. I have it now, and it has been incredibly hard to let go. I make plans, but they are busy. I make hot chocolate and brownies for after school but they linger with friends and aren’t home till supper. I suggest trips but they don’t want to go. I am shocked at how much I miss being in charge, setting the agenda. Cherish, cherish every minute, it will be gone in a flash. Jenny x


Lori Dwyer November 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Awww Jenny- reading that made me tear up a bit. I can totally see that happening to me, too- longing for all this free time, then being kind of sorry once I have it…
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Debyl1 November 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Oh Jenny I feel the same.xx


Susan, Mum to Molly November 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Oh, won’t it be wonderful Lori…

I only hope our sanity lasts that long!


Lori Dwyer November 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

“I only hope our sanity lasts that long!”
Amen to that.
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