Friday, July 2, 2010

Note to Self: Traveling Self Edition


* You've been away this week.


* You kept it hush-hush.


* You didn't think it wise to announce you were gone.


* You have thousands of cents dollars worth of junk valuables that you're trying to protect, after all.


* The Husband had to travel for work again.


* You got to go with him. (!!!!!)


* You didn't watch ESPN all week.


* Or Nickelodeon.


* Or Disney.


* You took naps.


* You ate meals uninterrupted.


* You lounged poolside.


* You drove in a car without car seats.


* It was really great that you were driving without kids.


* Because you were in Dallas, Texas.


* Everything is bigger in Texas -- except the parking spaces.


* Also, EVERY HOUR IS RUSH HOUR IN DALLAS.


* You nearly had a panic attack each time you drove.


* Thankfully, you had tour guides for two days.


* One tour guide had a really awesome watch.


* The other was a friend's mom who took you places where you could buy your own really awesome watches.


* Not like the first tour guide's, but still awesome.


* Mostly because they were, like, $8 and not sold out of the trunk of a car or out of a trench coat.


* As great as the time away was, you began to think it was too much of a good thing.


* Because you missed your girls.


* Even your dog.


* But the time has come to return.


* Back to eating interrupted meals.


* Back to watching children's TV.


* Back to hoping for them to have naps rather than you taking them.


* Back to loving every minute of it.


* Time away is great.


* But not greater than time with everyone together.

18 comments:

purseblogger said...

I so agree! I'm glad you got to get away with your hubby though and that you had a good time. Welcome home girl!

w said...

you missed me. i know it.

Teddy Started It said...

Well had I known you were looking for THAT kind of merchandise, I'd have taken you to South Central D. I know a couple good trunks down there. ;D

Happy home coming!

Britt said...

Your tour guide took your to Harry Hines...am I correct?! See, I am a Texas girl and I am a cheap girl! That place can be a little overwhelming, but you can find some great, cheap stuff there! Glad you had fun and that you are home!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Time away lets you appreciate them more.

The Practical Mom Guide said...

That's so great that you got some time away! It is so nice to be away from the chaos for awhile. It makes the return even sweeter:)

Dee Crowe said...

Agreed...but its good you got some time away..cuz every mommy needs it...ya!

Dee Crowe said...

Also I gave you an award...which, I prolly already gave you one, but anyway here's another one...congrats

Sara said...

I'm glad you had a good trip. I'm also *very* jealous you got to hang out with a certain watch wearing someone. I heart her....

The Black Kitteh said...

There really is no place like home!

A Lil Story said...

fun, fun!! I was in a Texas airport once, but haven't actually spent time there- would like to though! I am in serious need of a little getaway...

Glad you made it back safe and sound =)

MiMi said...

Oh! Lucky!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time!
But it's always good to come home and see your babies.

Insanitykim said...

I just came back from an awesome vaca too and am getting back to real life. I even posted. But no one cares. Maybe I'll go back on vaca, but I won't tell...

Was every night pizza night? Was it a buffet extravaganza? Don't answer that...

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

This is a nice post!! And you are so right. It's great to be away and enjoying yourself and relaxing...I always end up missing Peanut and wanting to be back with her, though!!

ModernMom said...

Oh yes I so agree. I always say, time away makes me a better Mommy! Glad you had a good time.

Shell said...

Welcome back!!!!

Princess Christy said...

Whew! Sounds like a good trip away to recharge. I'm sure your girls are glad you are back!

Tracie said...

I'm glad you got some time away!