Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Time Has Come
Oh my. What a title. What could this mean?
Maybe…I need reading glasses. (yep)
Maybe….my son is a dope and spent a thunderstorm sitting under a metal framed umbrella at the pool? (yep)
Maybe….I lost Abby’s social security card and can’t register her for kindergarten. (yep)
Nope. All of those are true but not my topic “du jour”.
The time has come for mommy to have a break.
I realized about a month ago that I have not spent more than 24 hours apart from my children in over seven years. (and that was only twice)
Seven gloriously wonderful years.
But come on, y’all.
I need a break!
What to do, what to do.
Time to plan a girls trip. So who do I invite?
My big girl who is also in need of a diversion. You see, The Boyfriend is in Alaska playing baseball for the summer. With the time change, it’s hard for them to talk. Toss in 8 hour work days….and she needs to get away too.
So she and I are headed to Jacksonville Beach in less than two weeks. Oceanfront, food within walking distance, and my aunt right in town.
(side note….I asked Alex too but he declined)
I am so looking forward to getting away.
Time to chill with a book, take naps when I want to, eat meals uninterrupted, sleep late (like that’s going to happen!), and try not to feel guilty about abandoning my kids.
I am already feeling the guilt.
If I told the girls where Katie and I were headed, they’d freak.
Yes, they love staying with daddy and Alex. But….beach? They love the beach.
So, we are saying Katie and mommy are taking a college trip.
Maybe they’ll buy that.
Doubt it. But I can try.
And maybe I can make it up later in the summer when the oil leaves Gulf Shores....