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Another Saturday night/And I ain't got Nobody...

September 12, 2009 - Jennifer Brookens
So I more or less have the house to myself on this Saturday night... Husband is following the football lights all over the state, and kids are down. If I was a good little wifey, I'd be cleaning up a storm, tackling the piles of laundry or doing something a little more productive than playing on the computer. My husband jokes a lot about me being a sports widow come football season. I wonder if he's ever noticed that I don't laugh at that joke.

Truthfully though, I sort of enjoy having a little down time when it's only me around when the kids are in bed. I've used that time to catch up on movies I've wanted to watch (since my husband usually only tolerates bedroom and bathroom humor movies. And of course, sports). Sometimes I can catch up with a friend online or by phone. And sometimes I just need a little mind-numbing or a good cry to get the toxic day-to-day/weekly stressors out of my system.

It wasn't that long ago that I would've been berating myself for sitting around in my bathrobe before 10 p.m. on a Saturday night. But any girlfriends I might hit the town with are in the same "kids + sitter = no $$ for fun" boat. Besides, if I can't enjoy my own company, how can I be good company for others?

So my "sports widow" time is my time to watch my sappy movies, listen to my sappy music, and just time for me. And maybe I'll get to that pile of laundry. Eventually.


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