As I sit here in silence wondering when the ticking time bomb is going to go off (aka – when my lovely daughter is going to decide she’s had enough rest), I can’t help but daydream about the next 4 and a half days.
What exactly am I daydreaming about? Well, instead of playing the roll of stay-at-home-mommy, I get to embark on a solo adventure to Atlanta. No baby. No husband. No car seat. No stroller. No baby bjorn. No snacks. No milk.
Instead, I’ll check my suitcase that will be full of my clothes and not Abby’s (and thanks to Southwest for not charging fees on checking bags…yet), I’ll bring a book, I’ll buy a few magazines, I’ll use my iPad for something other than baby-distracting-games…heck, I might even take a nap!
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing I love more than being a Mom and I secretly love that Abigail’s mini clothes and shoes take up half my suitcase (forcing me to pick and choose instead of over-pack which I’ll undoubtedly do tomorrow morning), but there’s something so incredibly liberating about the thought of having a few days of Mommy time. It’s my Mommy Vacation, if you will!
I’ll get to hang out with my brother, sister-in-law, and their baby-to-be. I’ll get to eat meals without any distractions. I’ll get to look at houses without planning around Abigail’s nap schedule. I’ll get to sleep in (ha, ya right…in my dreams).
Can you tell I’m excited?
I say all of this now and I know the moment that I step into the airport with nothing other than a suitcase and a purse I’ll miss this:
And the moment I get to Atlanta I’ll be thinking of this face:
And every few minutes I’ll wonder what I’m forgetting and then I’ll remember that it’s this:
But it’s time for some “me time,” as they say. And I’m not going to feel guilty for enjoying my alone time! Abigail will be staying with Kiki & Gappy and Daddy will get her in the evenings after work.
She probably won’t even notice I’m gone!
And that’s okay because I want her to enjoy her week just as much as I plan on enjoying mine!
Plus, she’ll be extremely busy doing this:
I think we’ll all be just fine…
Off to Atlanta I go!