I know I have been MIA for a while but I was on vacation so I took a vacation from everything…if you know what I mean. I went down to Florida to visit my parents for a couple of weeks. It was a great time and we packed in a lot of fun stuff for the kids to do but still not enough time for me to do what I wanted. I didn’t get to see half of my friends while I was there which stinks but I know I’ll be back again next summer at least so I hope to try and make up for it then.
It’s amazing how fast two weeks goes. But I had some nice quality time with the P’s and so did the boys. More importantly, I got to spend some much needed time ALONE! I guess that’s why I wasn’t too upset not seeing a bunch of my friends. As much as I would have liked to, I wanted to just veg out and do my own thing. Alone time is non-existent in my world so when I have someone to watch my kids, I take full advantage of it. I did a lot of shopping…without having to rush home. One day I think I was out for eight hours! My feet were killing me at the end but it was so worth it. I was able to look at everything I wanted to without having a kid take off and hide in the clothes racks making me a nervous wreck while I tried to find him. I also got to try stuff on in the dressing room without having my three year old crawling under the door. Oh and the best part, I didn’t have to rush off to take one of my kids to the bathroom right after I gathered a whole bunch of stuff in my arms that I wanted to try on. Seriously. It never fails. Every time I go shopping with my kids, I ALWAYS have to stop what I’m doing because inevitably, one of them has to poop! So friggin frustrating. I swear there is something to be said for diapers!
I also got to enjoy a day at the spa. It would have been better if my mom could have been there to enjoy it with me (she was selfless yet again and not only watched my boys but gave me her spa gift card too-LOVE you Mom!). Oh and she let me drive her car when I was there. Her brand new smokin’ hot convertible! I cannot tell you how excited I was to drive that thing! I drive a mini van in my real life so do I really need to explain why I was thrilled to be driving my mom’s car?
However, as they say, “all good things must come to an end.” I am now back home to reality. Although I must confess…it’s good to be home. Plus, I missed my hubby. He stayed behind to work and take care of the dog and the “fort.” Oh and I must say that he did an outstanding job keeping the house clean (which is HUGE for him!). He even did his own laundry (had to call me to ask how to work the washing machine but still…A for effort!)!
I’m sure us being away was a nice break for him too. He got to do whatever he wanted for two weeks; go out with friends, sleep in late, not shave (hopefully shower though!) and watch hours and hours of movies for “guys who like movies”. Kinda like he was a bachelor again. How bad could that be??? It was nice though because he admitted how much he appreciates everything I do when I’m here…especially the cooking. That was good to hear :) He even had a dozen roses waiting for me when I walked in the door from the airport. Awww….how sweet is that? I am one lucky girl!
So yes, it was a great vacation but we are all glad to be home. Back to the daily grind now. The boys start school and soccer next week so I’m getting organized and ready for that. It was a fun summer but I am sooo ready for school to start. My little guy is starting preschool this year so I will have three days a week and three whole hours to myself! Oh what to do, what to do (she says with a hint of sarcasm and devilish grin)? Actually, I know exactly what I will be doing. Working on ME. I am starting my 90 day fitness challenge next week and I am so ready (stay tuned for progress blogs on that)! I am stoked to have alone time because I so need it. What mom doesn’t? I think those three hours, three days a week will be good for all of us as I’m sure I will have a whole new attitude and hopefully, I’ll be less irritable! It’s amazing how time to myself can lift my spirits and overall mood SO much.
Here’s hoping that all you mom’s out there have a smooth and stress-free (relatively anyway) school year. Be sure to enjoy the time to yourself. I know I will!