I have discovered that vacationing without kids leaves you wanting to do nothing but relax and catch up on sleep. Oh…and eat at restaurants that you wouldn’t normally eat at because the bill, when you have 4 kids, would give you a small heart attack.
We only visited with a couple friends which was disappointing as I was hoping to see more but apparently everyone has lives and don’t have the time to take out of their schedules to come visit. Just in case that sounded bad let me explain myself.
We drove 5 hours to drop our kids off with my mother, then sat in an airport for 4 hours to wait and board a plane for an hour flight. By the time we got to our destination it was 10pm and our day started at 8am.
I feel that if I spent all that time to get here then anyone wanting to see me could find the time to come where I am rather then me driving all over the place to visit everyone. Especially since I already took 14 hours to get here.
But on a lighter note, I have enjoyed spending this time rebonding with my husband, who I have discovered is truly my best friend and the person who I enjoy spending my time with the most. Well, next to my kids who I have missed like crazy and can’t wait to hug and squeeze them.
Apparently they have been asking grandma how many more sleeps until mommy and daddy come get them. I’m quite certain grandma is now counting the sleeps as well.
I’m not looking forward to getting up at 4am on Sat and starting our journey home again which is actually going to take longer than it did to get here but in the end seeing the friends and family that we did made the journey well worth it.