Last Thursday my mom, sister, and I left Baltimore and headed down to St. Pete's Beach, Florida for a much needed girls vacation and to celebrate my mom's birthday. We couldn't have picked a better weekend to go because the temperature dropped back into the 40s/50s at home and was mid 80s the whole time we were in Florida.
A few of you asked on instagram where some of my stuff was from so I've included links below the picture.
If you could pick up on the vibe from my posts leading up to our trip I was extremely nervous to leave my babies for four days. I was scared about irrational things like plane crashes or car crashes but I'm also a huge control freak and the boys spend all day every day with me so I was very nervous they wouldn't be able to cope without me and would cry the whole time. I did a really good job keeping it together until about an hour before I was supposed to leave and then I just lost it and cried all the way to the airport. Thankfully with the help of some xanax (I'm a nervous flier) and a glass of wine I was fine by the time we boarded the plane.
So how did everyone do? GREAT!! Once we landed in Florida I was officially in vacation mode and had very little problem getting used to having no responsibility. It was so nice to sleep in, read books, relax, and just be on my own time. I feel so refreshed after this trip and it made me appreciate my boys and staying home with them so much more.
The boys, Kyle, and my in-laws did great. They had so much fun together! Every day was an adventure with a trip to Annapolis or to our local animal farm, along with chick fil-a trips, ice cream, and all the fun stuff we don't get to do all the time. My in-laws also loved getting to spend 4 days with the boys and really enjoyed their time with them.
If you are thinking about taking a trip and leaving your babies I saw GO FOR IT!! If my mom hadn't have scheduled the trip and given it to me as a surprise I honestly don't think I would have gone but I'm so glad I did. You and your kids will be better for your time away. As much as I love being a mom I also love just being Natalie and it was nice to have time away to remember who I am without my mom title. Kyle and I are already planning an anniversary trip since I know I can leave my boys and they'll be ok.
I promise I will be back to regular posting next week!
Anyone have trouble leaving their kids the first time? Anyone still not left your kids yet?