**Clarification... Other Parents are NOT the same as Parent2. Parent2 is waaaaay more involved than Other Parents because Parent2 is right beside me all the way. **
I posted this status on my facebook...
Thing 1's girl keeps calling me to tattle on him.
But this isn't about what IS, it's about dreams. For 1 month... or week... heck, I'd settle for 1 day...
I want to be the Other Parent.
I want to be the parent who tells parent1 (and kids) how they are doing everything wrong because I would do it so much better, while not doing anything to help them do it right.
I want to be the parent who leaves all of the responsibility to the others while only getting involved whenever I feel like it to the extent I want to.
I want to be like oh, I think I shall go get my kid today to go do whatever sounds fun then get tired of them 10 minutes later and take them home.
I want to be the parent who stays up all hours of the night doing ridiculous and irresponsible things because I don't have to worry about dumb old bed times or insignificant things like school.
I want to to be the parent who calls and annoys the hell out of parent1. just because I can.
I want to be the one who tells the kids how much more I love them and care about their happiness than the "mean" parent who just wants to run their lives and control their every move.
I want to smoke pot. I do. I miss it. a lot.
I want to drink more than 1 beer a week. maybe even go as far as 1 or *gasp* no... 2! every day!!!
I want to wear heels. every day.
I want to get my nails done.
I want enough time in the shower to shave my legs on more than the "special occasions" that require it.
I want to be able to wear nice clothes and not worry about which kid is going to end up exposing things people ought not see.
I want to spend hundreds of dollars on hair products so I don't end up just getting disgusted with the whole head full and just throw it up any which way.
I want to go see friends.
I want to see my family.
I want to agree to a coffee date and mean it. and then go.
I want to go play pool at the local bar.
Are you tired of being the adult? What do you want to do? Dream big, now. This is your vacation, what are you going to do with it?