Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Didn't Do It On Purpose

It's a very surreal experience to realize you've just locked yourself out of your own home, and your children and husband are still inside and you get a happy little feeling knowing that you're outside, and it's cool out and there are a couple of birds chirping at dusk and you can breathe a little easier and you think, "Wow, maybe I just won't go back inside."

17 comments:

r martini said...

Sometimes everyone needs to step away....for a little bit.

Wise man say "One doesn't need to go far to find serenity and peace for a moment."

I found that in a fortune cookie :)

cubmommy said...

I had a crabby day yesterday. I think it is the weather. I am tired of the rain and the threat of rain. Depressing. I want it to be sunny!

kathie said...

Why don't you use that in your book? I can identify. Half the world can, I think!

swtvi65 said...

In the past month, I have locked myself out of my house not once but THREE times. I live alone but I can relate. I think I want to run away, leave all my stuff and start anew somewhere. Maybe the next time this happens, I will do that! It is only stuff and think about how freeing it could be.

anny said...

i think that's how we all feel about our lives from time to time! wish i could get locked out today too. :)

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

Smart woman, truly. (And boy, am I tired of this weather!)

Cmommy said...

Run!

j/k :-)

Jess Riley said...

I got locked out of my house once, too. Only it was raining and I was late for a meeting and I'd forgotten my briefcase inside. So I threw a brick at our back door window. Luckily, the brick bounced off and the door swung open. I'll never figure that one out.

(I can totally relate to your last post, girl!!)

Ramblin Rose said...

I can totally relate, there are days I'd like to run back to the states away from all shit!!

RR

Hotwire said...

my son locked me out today, but it was on purpose because he was pissed becasue i made him give up his swing to the little girl across the street, so i guess that's really not the same. i like your story a lot better...

La Lara said...

Great presentation in 'about me' section

monique said...

The last time I was locked out I was late to pick up Ash from daycare on post and they charge $1 per minuter you're late. I ran to my neighbor who had a car that could get on base, and another neighbor for a car seat. My first neighbor's husband went to my basement window, opened it and said, "Want to take your own car"
I felt like an ass.

And yes, I can relate to wanting to run away too..

Jodes said...

You have NO idea how happy I am when I can get a few minutes away from the craziness of my life with a hubby and 2 boys!! Cherish it honey!!!

Buffy said...

I did the exact same thing today.

Caryn said...

Oh, what a nice post! I've felt like that a few times. At the same time, it's comforting, knowing that all you have to do is ring the bell or knock at any time and you'll be welcomed back in with love.

Manic Mom said...

Caryn, so true. It would have gotten old outside pretty quickly.

Sugarmama said...

Just catching up after a weekend away. This post especially caught my eye. I tell ya, that sounds like a little slice of Heaven there.