I have often heard it said that traveling with children is a trip it is only traveling without children that is a vacation.
Ava was born approximately 1600 days ago. In that 1600 days I have left for one 36 hour period for a girls night, one birthday night away with Larry and 4 days for an anniversary trip with Larry before Ella came. Other than that I have been away an hour or few here and there. Constant. Motherhood has been constant.
And with that consistency comes the cycle. I love my life, I am so lucky, I am so tired, If I have one more of the same day I am going to loose it, I am really tired, Lost it, head-wall, head-wall, I can do this, I am still tired, OK today was not so bad, now REPEAT! And REPEAT! And REPEAT! OK so you get it!
At last a VACATION…. I joined Larry at a conference in San Diego. Three full days waking up with no kids, eating with no kids, putting no kids to sleep. I got to eat good food, drink good wine, sleep and SHOP by myself!!! Yes try clothes on, find good deals, find things that actually made a complete wardrobe so I will actually wear them. It was heaven.
Sidenote: 4 weeks of sickness and in turn exhaustion followed but it was totally worth it!