So as I mentioned before and before, Mike and I embarked on an almost unprecedented kidless mini-adventure this past weekend to a cute town in Michigan called Holland. And it. was. GLORIOUS. (It was almost unprecedented because we tried to have a kidless night away over Christmas break that took place only 5 minutes from where our kids were staying and ended with us picking them up the next morning and bringing them to the hotel for a "fun swim" which resulted in an almost-concussed 3-yr-old. This was the do-over).
My parents came into town to be with the girls and were pretty much pushing us out the door to get on our way "As early as possible" Saturday morning- can we say BEST parents ever? Yes we can. They probably reassured me 50 plus times that they had it taken care of and that they would be fine with the girls, that they had done it 8 times, etc, etc... And I still made like 20 phone calls in the 24 hour period to check on one said cling-monster. Paranoid mom strikes again. I am glad my parents just laughed me off and didn't make fun of me. Too much. I had Mike to do that.
|pretty much the only not super awkward picture taken, thank you Mr. Garbage can at a decent height.|
11 a.m.: check in, lay around, do nothing
12 p.m.: Get ready without kids, take as long as we want
1 p.m.: eat lunch without kids, feed no one, have an uninterupted conversation, stare at people uninterrupted
2 p.m.: Get ice cream and share with no one
3p.m.: Walk around holding no hands, except each others
3:30: Take a lengthy nap, ended by the fact that I woke up on my own, with no screams, cries, kids in my face
4: Get ONLY MYSELF ready for Mass
5: Go to Mass together, hold hands during Mass, listen to words of Mass...
6: Stroll along beach watching other peoples' kids melting down and almost being eaten by sharks (it's lake MI, there are no sharks)
7: Eat another meal with no one to feed but myself
8: Still eating, didn't have to rush out as a result of tantruming toddlers
9: Watch a movie without child running out to ask for her 6th, 7th and 8th glass of water
Go to bed
Sleep until whenever the next day
Go back home and get kicked in the groin with reality.
I LOVE being a mom, and to be honest I thought about the girls almost every moment, and even missed them! We kept talking about how fun this little town would be for them, but this time I am glad it was just us. I needed to miss them. Absence make the heart.. do something, you know.