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 years.

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.

Whoo hoo!

(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....

9 thoughts from friends:

Tara said...

oh have fun!!!!

make sure you hide all the matches before you leave :-)

enjoy the time away!!

Dawn said...

Yay!! I am so glad you'll get a break!! We all need one sometimes! Enjoy!

NeuroMama said...

Oh, that sounds perfect for both of you! You have to relax extra for me, please.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Come to the beach near my house... not oil here yet... have fun...

The Gotch 5 said...

More power to ya!!!!!!!!!!!

Mei Mei Journal said...

Have a great time with your first born!
April

Jboo said...

Sounds perfect! You two deserve a getaway -- enjoy!!

Janet

Laura L. said...

Oh this sounds wonderful. Good for you! So glad you guys are doing it for yourselves. Hopefully you will get some wonderful well-deserved relaxation and much fun.

The Johnson 5 said...

you girls are going to have so much fun!! I can't wait for Hannah to be old enough to appreciate trips like this. (no wait, I can wait, I don't want her to grow anymore :)

Have fun, relax and ENJOY!!!