I love my family. I would rather spend time with them than any other people on the face of the earth.
I love being my kids’ mom. I have enjoyed all the little stages of their childhoods that have brought us to this point and I truly love the people they are becoming.
Even if sometimes the people they are becoming can be a little bit goofy.
Every time we are at Aloha Tower, they have to pose like the statues.
One of the three was not in much of a posing mood.
I need time to not be with my children.
One of the best bits of advice Sus gave me when I was a brand new mom was to schedule time away from the kids. She told me that even if she got away for just a little while, she was always a better mom after a little break.
As usual, she was right.
It has been harder to find time to myself since we moved here last summer, but this weekend, I had the opportunity to get some hairapy and spend time with two of my favorite people. It was fun to laugh and eat and talk with grown up friends. Not to say that we weren’t a little goofy at times ourselves. Conversations took strange twists and turns that resulted in weird and random Google searches.
I don’t think we ever figured out which newscaster Alex was trying to remember. It wasn’t either of these.
I came home Sunday evening to a clean house and a family who loves me.
So here’s the takeaway point on this short little post:
Friends, no matter how hard it is to schedule, you need time away to recharge your batteries. You need date nights alone with your husband (That’s still a challenge we need to make happen at my house!), you need time with girl friends, and you need time all by yourself. Of course, you also need a husband who will support you in these endeavors and I am more than blessed to have a man who doesn’t begrudge me any time that I get to sneak away.
I’d be curious to know how you all schedule time away from the kids. And if you had a dream weekend all to yourself, how would you spend it?