Today I am going to let my alter ego take over!
Today my ‘mummy head’ is being put out to rest, to recuperate and to recharge.
Today my darling children will have to become the young adults they already believe they are and hubby may, if he wishes, do all the things his lovely wife would normally do for him and the kids.
After today, my family will truly appreciate me and realise they would be lost if my alter ego ever decides to stay as a permanent fixture.
Introducing the new and improved, self wanting, selfish, out for herself, lazy, stress free, egotistic, Suki! And my alter ego’s motto is ‘It’s all about me!’
Good luck family…
I shall not wake in the morning to get the kids up for school, they all have their alarms set so they can get themselves up & ready! I shall not bother making them breakfast, I’ll just sit down, in the garden if it’s sunny, with my big mug of coffee & relax breathing in the fresh morning air.
I shall ignore all the usual morning whining’s that escape the kids mouths. I shall let them moan about being tired after not going to sleep when I asked them to! And I’ll discard the looks on their faces when they check what’s in their sandwich boxes. In fact, I won’t make their sandwiches, they can do it themselves!
I shall not drop the older 2 boys at school, they are more than able to commute as we moved house for them to live in walking distance. I shall however, take the youngest as he’s obviously too young yet, there my alter ego must take a step back…
Upon return, I shall not walk the dog, unless I need a walk myself to inhale some more fresh air. Otherwise, today he can relieve himself in the garden. But I will not clean up after him, hubby can handle that one!
I shall not hoover and mop the floors, wash the dishes, get the shopping in, prepare dinner, make the beds, phone to check if parents are ok. I shall instead sit, sit and relax… Or maybe even crawl back into bed and watch TV whilst nodding off.
I might even go shopping! Not grocery shopping but clothes, shoes, handbag shopping! I’m sure my alter ego deserves a new wardrobe. No two heads can dress the same, especially if they’re completely different people.
So that’s how I’ll spend my day. I’ll shop till I drop but I’ll make sure I drop in a coffee shop (or a posh bar). I’ll eat out, Mrs All About Me can’t, won’t, definitely doesn’t cook! And I’ll stroll home when I’m good and ready…
So what do you think? Sounds like a good day, doesn’t it?
I had it all planned out, now I just had to live it. Here’s how my day went…
I didn’t plan to wake in the morning but my body clock alarm went off and woke me dying for a cup of coffee. Reluctantly I got up, washed and went downstairs. I heard the older boy’s alarm going off and miraculously I heard them get out of bed, for some reason they were full of laughter. Not a usual morning sound!
Soon after, all 3 boys were tumbling down the stairs. I sat drinking my coffee as they came into the living room… “Morning mummy!” they chanted simultaneously. Huge smiles were plastered across their faces!
That did it! The love that was beaming from their mere presence shattered my alter ego’s heart! I ripped off the intruders head and kicked it out of the window as far as I could… into the land of no return!
My mummy head was back on! Into the kitchen I went to prepare breakfast, lunches and all the rest I mentioned earlier… The only difference was, this time my mummy head was smiling…
With all life’s stresses, it’s easy to get fed up and decide to turn things around. And sometimes the only way to do that is to say NO! To put ourselves first. So our Alter ego takes control.
I would love to have a carefree life, to do as I want; when I want. But I chose to be a wife and a parent. So that’s where my loyalties lie. Therefore, my alter ego my have glimpses in my life but a loving smile or a tender kiss is all it takes to bring me back…
Do you have an alter ego who is dying to be set free?
Switch heads and let your dual personality leave me a comment explaining how you differ…