I’m taking a cue from Bruno Mars today and I’ve been singing this all day:
Remember when Fridays used to be slacker days? When did that stop happening? I’m busier on Fridays now than I ever used to be.
I’m reminiscing about the days when I actually could “do nothing at all…”
College was probably the last time I felt like this. You’d set that alarm at night, all prepared to get up for your 8:00 am class, but if you woke up and didn’t feel like it, you just didn’t go! Even better would be the days you did this, only to find out class was cancelled anyway. Those were the best!
And in college, it was only affecting “you” if you missed class, right? The teachers would say something like, “Well, you’re paying for this education so if you don’t want to come to class, that’s your choice.” Did they realize that was only encouraging us more?
The lazy days we had in college were amazing. I remember one day we had a snow day, and we lived in the dorms at the time, so we were just sitting in a friend’s room watching all the cars slide down the Blvd. of the Allies. For like hours we did this. And sometimes my roommate and I would just lay in our beds all day and watch reruns of Sex and The City or Dawson’s Creek, ALL DAY! I could never do that now, I’d feel so unproductive.
But man, I miss that!!
I also miss sick days when you were a little kid. As an adult, sick days just mean you still have to do everything you were slated to do, you are just even more miserable. I want to be 10 years old again, laying on my mom’s couch, wrapped in a blanket, tea and toast at hand, the touch of my mom’s cold hand on my feverish head. You just got to watch movies all day and sleep. Wish I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up so fast. I’m feeling a little Peter Pan -y right now.
Now being a mom and a wife, I’m third in line to take care of. My boys are number one. And even though it’s a great feeling to take care of your family, sometimes we just need a day to ourselves. A mom day. A girl day. A sleep day. A lazy day. A dance with monkeys in your room day (if you watch the above video that will make sense).
So even though today is too busy to be my lazy day, I’m going to plan one soon.
So thanks for inspiring me to be lazy, Bruno. Have a great weekend everybody. Don’t work too hard!