W and I ventured down to Atlanta to watch the Cats play in the SEC tournament last weekend. Ps- Did y'all watch them beat Wichita State yesterday?! I swear all of Kentucky (except that little area around a town that starts with L)was so excited!
We went to Nashville last year and since I was still nursing Hank the kids were in tow. Luckily Rosie and my sister's family tagged along and we had a good time.
Between nursing and W's busy work schedule we haven't carved out any alone time since the kids came along. It wasn't necessarily planned..more just a situation of circumstance.
This year we decided to make this a trip without the kids and it was my first time leaving them. They both had stayed away from me a night or two due to illness or preference but I had never left them to go on a trip. My thoughts were and always have been that both my kids love trips so why not let them tag along?
We started talking to Carsyn and W asked her what it would take to stay away from mommy and daddy a few nights. First she said it would probably take a trip to Disney World. Then she added she'd like some new princess dresses.
So, with bags full of princess dresses and trucks stocked at Rosie's we headed south.
We ate leisurely brunches and lunches.
We had such a good time but I missed the littles so much despite the fun I knew they were having at Rosie's and Granny's. We ran into bad weather on the way home and ended up spending an extra night away from the kids and I might have gotten a little grouchy camped out in a hotel on the TN line. Sorry hubby.
I think the kids actually missed me too!
I thought I would panic at the thought of being so far away from the kids but if I'm being honest I was fine. Every time I talked to them they were laughing and having a great time. Rosie and my MIL are great with the kids and they're nuts over their Papaws too.
We watched almost every game and were so busy I think that helped me not think about missing them.
I would definitely leave them for a quick getaway again... Just not anytime soon....and for no more than 3 days.
So how about y'all? Do you make it a point to take trips without the kids?