Thursday, July 12, 2012

Everybody needs a little time away...

James and I are leaving for vacation in about 6 hours...a MUCH needed vacation.  This week (and by week, I mean the past 4 days) has consisted of  2 birthdays, 10 minutes at Chuck E Cheese that was interrupted by a trip to the ER - which included 4 staples to the head, a day at the museum with multiple melt downs by an adorably spoiled rotten  2 year old, several trips to walmart, ice cream in places where ice cream does not belong (ie. the refrigerator...so close to the freezer, but different effect), SO MANY DIRTY DISHES, yelling, crying, laughing, PMSing?, gift wrapping, gift giving, gift opening (X 2), and over the past 2 days 9 hours of driving.    

The truth is, this week was not any more hectic than the week before or the weeks to come.  Crazy is my life.  I love when I am out with the kids and a total stranger stares at me (usually with a look of disgust...which I'm still not sure why they are so angry at the fact that I have this many children, last time I checked they aren't the ones feeding them, bathing them, or dealing with their BS on a daily basis) - as they stare they always ask me "got your hands full today huh?"...my response is always the same "nope. everyday." 

EVERYDAY there is something to do, someone to "deal with", and a deadline that has to be met.  There will never be a good time to take a break, or one that is convenient to everything in my life. However, my brain is telling me to pause...to take a "timeout".  

Tomorrow I will be in my bathing suit with a fruity umbrella drink, telling a stranger about my wonderful 5 children who excel in all areas (especially reading, math and being good looking).  I will spend quality time with my man without having to pay $15 an hour to do so...that sounds sick...I was referring to the babysitter.  

When I return from my time away I will be ready to conquer all of my unfinished business...wait I'm still in fantasy land...that part probably isn't going to happen.  But I will be nicer to my children for a few days and be super motivated for at least 24 hours because time away makes me a happy, somewhat sane (for the moment) lady.  


11 comments:

  1. Following from the blog hop. Enjoy your vacation! I could use one too.. LOL

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  2. Hope your vacation is as restful as it needs to be! Following from the hop. :)

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    1. Thanks for the follow :) following back

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  3. Yeesh, I hope the trip to the ER wasn't for anything serious!! I hope you have a nice, relaxing vacation; you sure deserve it! :)

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    1. just a few staples..we are going to get them taken out today though :) I went to your blog but cant figure out how to follow?

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  4. I thought my life with my two boys was crazy! I am a BIG believer in taking breaks from the hassles of life. Speaking for myself, it makes me a better mother. Have fun! Found you from TGIF Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks for following! I subscribed to your blog :)

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  5. Visiting from the TGIF blog hop and based on what I have read so far you definitely deserve that vacation! Enjoy it girl! Leaving a follower, and looking forward to hearing about all that relaxing you did! :)

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  6. I'm back to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by the Crazy Train to claim your prize.

    http://delirious-mom.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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