Thank heavens for family vacations.
We didn’t take an extravagant vacation we just tagged along with my husband on a work trip. This meant I did not have a car so were hung out at the hotel. My kids were ok with that. They had a heated pool so that was all they needed. I was harassed at 8am to go swimming… I was able to hold them off until 11am, but it was a lot of work. Then we had to get back in the pool in the evening!
I had grand plans to get tickets to this pirate dinner but they were conveniently sold out of the promo pricing. I hate these types of scams. The girls I spoke with on the phone were not exactly the most helpful and a tad bit rude. I’m not going to go into the whole story but it was aggravating. I was not about to spend $160 on tickets for a 90 minute show and have my one year old sit on my lap. So we hung out at the hotel and it was fun.
I didn’t come home feeling refreshed, I don’t think family vacations are meant for moms and dads. My boys on the other hand were so lovey and happy over the weekend. And if you knew my one year old you would know this is especially surprising because since the day he was born he has not been a cuddle bug or lovey! But this weekend he changed his ways. He was hugging and kissing and fell asleep in my arms on two different occasions.
I didn’t realize how badly my boys needed some undivided attention from me and my husband. I wasn’t pre occupied cleaning the house, doing laundry, blogging or anything else that eats up my attention.
New daily goal- Make spending one on one time with my boys a priority no matter how busy I feel. (Going with them outside while they play and I garden does NOT count!)
Please tell me I am not the only mom who lets their day get away from them and they forget that they decided to stay home not just to keep a home but to spend quality time raising their children.