She asked me what I wanted to do and I suggested we go to Costco and look at a chair I want but am not going to buy because of the bathroom remodel expenses.
So we headed to Costco and I showed her the chair and then we went to look at the couch my husband wants but cannot have for the same reasons I can't have the chair.
Costco was crazy busy because it was a Sunday, but where we were it was surprisingly silent. We were sitting there appreciating the comfort of the couch and enjoying the lack of children asking us for things.
I'm sitting on my back patio right now, my children are staring at me waiting for me to give up my laptop. I'm thinking about sitting in Costco enjoying a lack of responsibility and I remembered how I used to love to go to the dentist for the same reason.
The room was air conditioned, the chairs were reasonably comfortable, and the magazines were current. When my children were small I used to get there early just to sit in the silence and enjoy reading several pages of a magazine without interruption. It was actually something I looked forward to every six months.
Those moments of silence for moms are precious things. Nobody wants anything, nobody can find you.... I'm planning my next visit to Costco with my girlfriend next week some time. But this time we'll stop at the Costco Cafe and get ourselves a refreshing beverage to enjoy.
Can it get any better?