Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting away

I don't know about you but man to get away for a couple nights and a day and a half is just way worth it. I know that they probably come few and far between but when they do come boy am I ready!

Recently a friend invited me to her cabin for the weekend. There was nothing really there just the sound (puget sound) and her cabin. It was wonderful. Then a few weeks after that a friend invited me to Bellingham for the weekend to scrapbook away for the weekend. Since my husband was heading to Nebraska for a football game he said yes.

So before I go, I think hmmmm do I want to do this, I feel kinda bad that I am leaving my husband and the kids for the weekend. But like the day before my children turn into crazy "brain damaged" kids. I get the brain damage from Bill Cosby. (if you haven't seen it and your a parent, you must) We go to a store and they come unglued. We decide to play outside and they are at each others throat. I am beside myself, thinking "Well I am glad that I am leaving" Perhaps this is magnified because I know that I am leaving and so I just see the worst but I really don't think that I do.

While I am gone I do a great job of relaxing! I don't call to much cause I don't want superdad to think that I don't trust him, I let him call. When he does call it is a riot. It is not like he needs to know where the milk is or how to do the laundry nope it's "Where is the song 'keep walking' at on the I-pod" in the background I can hear Nancy screaming "I want to listen to keep walking" I am trying to think where it is on the I-pod and how to get to it. The next day I get a call at 4 pm wondering where the hairbrush is? I know he knows how to take care of the kids but it cracks me up with the questions.

The best part is coming home. I know that after a weekend of relaxing that I am going to have to clean things up a bit and I am learning not to mind. (since I am a neat freak this has taken time to get used to) My kids are happy to see me and suddenly my husband has a new appreciation for me and what goes on. They have a great time and get to spend some quality time with daddy. All in all it is a win win.

If you are ever given the opportunity to get away for a day or two take it, it will be a much needed rest for everyone all the way around.

As for my blogging I will try to get this going again. My friend texted me and wanted to know what happened? So here we go, I will try to keep a little time in my evening to recap my life as a mom who thinks life is way to funny during the day and by the end is pooped and tired!


  1. Everyone needs a break! You will be better with your kids and your husband after a break.

    Blessings, andrea

  2. So true, we all need a break so we can refill our energy levels and be able to give back!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. Boy, was I surprised to see this pop up on my google reader! Glad to see you posting again and glad to know that you had fun.

    Yeah, I remember coming home from an event and the family room was a mess but man, was it nice to get away!