I’ve been posting a lot about how I took a weekend away from my kids for the first time since they were born. I had an amazing time. I enjoyed every second, even the redeye flight to the East Coast.
Okay, that part wasn’t so great, but I was impressed with my quick recovery from such a flight, when at other times in my life, including pre-kids, I may not have faired so well.
Right now, I’m paying dearly for my fantastic trip, since my husband left for a business trip the next night and I’m left alone with a 3.75 year-old and a weaning 20-month old who really does NOT want to wean, but more on that tomorrow.
While I know it’s almost impossible to completely get away from your kids for an entire weekend (hey, it took me nearly 4 years) I found that once I did, I realized how it’s necessary once in a while. Obviously, there are benefits we can think of right away: sleeping in, no one to deal with but yourself, sleeping in, and also, sleeping in. But I would also like to point out, if you’ll allow me to do a little more spiritual digging, how many benefits I reaped from this trip, emotionally and physically.
It was good for me, but it was also good for my family. I got a weekend away. In return, they got a well-rested mom with a fresh perspective.
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