take a moment to soak in the glory of alone-ness, look around, assess all of the exciting possibilities for activities.
first thing's first: food. open fridge. take a bite or two of all yummy things calling out to you while you decide on what you actually want to eat. choose salad and a grilled cheese with jalapenos. easy cheesy, literally.
simultaneously cook grilled cheese and prep salad. burn grilled cheese because you got too consumed in the lettuce. shrug it off and eat grilled cheese anyways because a little extra crisp never hurt nobody.
hey! an open t.v.! let's peruse the channels, shall we? you fantasize about how amazing this t.v. will look with something other than spongebob squarepants blaring from its speakers as you dig around for the remote.
you can't find the remote because you never use it and thus, don't know its officially unofficial hiding places.
spotted! a silver remote, hidden under a mountain of blankets and pillows. use remote to turn on the t.v. and channel surf.. nothing.. nothing.. settle for real housewives of O.C.
quickly get bored of t.v. but refuse to turn it off because you have the t.v. to yourself for once so take advantage of it!
take some time to force the bruiser in your life to love you because you're the only one home so basically he has no choice (demonstrated in photo set above).
check your phone: no texts.
check the time and make a sassy remark about the family being out past curfew.
remind yourself the sassiness is just camouflaged loneliness.
miss them a little.
skim a few pages of your book. check time again.
wait! was that a car door you just heard? they're back! leap up and hug them and bombard them with love as they come through the door because you've just been reassured through experience that life is much better with company.
* - aid in remembrance provided by: a snapchat from jenna's best friend, my lifesaver, tessibop. where would i be without that girl?