And then I got home.
And after about 2 hours I wanted to go back to the hotel.
Isn't that just terrible?? But it's true. And I know I'm not the only mother/wife that feels that way.... my mommy/wifey friends have told me the same thing when they've gone away for a few days. It's nice to think life is perfect and that we moms/wives never want to leave our families... that we love doting on them and catering to them 24/7 ~ (especially if you're a stay at home mom). But the fact is life's not perfect and sometimes we just need a break. It's not that I want to live away from my family, or that I need time away from them constantly. But a break like I had this past weekend is needed every once in a while. And I don't ever feel guilty taking them.
I'm very lucky & extremely blessed... I have a wonderful, supportive Hubby who understands that full-time parenting is a job; and he encourages me to take time off when I need it. I think a little time away makes you miss and appreciate what you have, it gives you uninterrupted time to think about yourself, and it provides much needed balance. My heart truly goes out to all of the single parents out there who don't have the support or option to do the same.
(These were pretty... But I missed my 3 flowers)
Photograph by: Me