Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On Life Support

As a stay at home mom, I know it's vital to my, and the entire family's, health to take breaks. Breaks away from the kids. The house.  Even the husband.

As a wife, I also know it's vital to a marriage to take breaks WITH the husband.

Right now, our marriage, my sanity is on life support.
Meaning, we need a break.

When I wake up in the morning, and am instantly irritated that the children need to be fed. Again.  Didn't I just feed them yesterday?

When I get irritated that there are more dirty clothes on the floor.  Do they have to change their clothes EVERY day?

When I am mad that the phone rings and my two oldest get into a shoving match over who gets to answer it.  And, it's not even for them!

When my 3 yr. old ask for milk. Again. For the 1000th time of the day.

When my 11 yr. old asks if he can put his video of his brother dancing to "We're Not Gonna Take It" on youtube. Again. For the 1000th time.

When I am in a constant bad mood and impatient with my children.
That I really, really do love endlessly.
I just need a break.
My husband and I have picked 2 nights at the end of the next month.  We just need to agree on a place.  We are not comfortable (nor can we afford) flying anywhere and leaving the kids that far away. 
We don't want to spend our precious free time driving for 4 hours either. 
Judd dislikes the coast (which we are lucky to live 2 hours from). 
I'm not into camping and "enjoying" nature.
We are not Bed and Breakfast people (although, that would make a hilarious blog post, I'm sure.) We thought about even booking a hotel in town here, but I don't think that would feel enough like a getaway.
I think we're going to go about 2 hours north. There's an outlet mall that we could get some shopping done. Going some place that involves:
  • shopping at discount prices
  • staying in a hotel that I don't have to clean
  • eating in a place I don't have to cook
  • not having to hear any whining or fighting
  • wait. I am going with my husband....
  • ok. less whining and fighting. 
will most definitely put some life into this comatose existence we have going on now.  Hopefully, this family can survive until then!

I finally let him. I know this goes on and on but the last 5 seconds are the best.


  1. Oh man, can I relate! Now I know why I been so annoyed lately. Can I come with you guys? ;)

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I mean really...why do they have to eat every day? Sheesh! :)

    I'm happy for you and jealous that I don't have any get away weekend planned! Have fun!! :)

  3. Cute video.

    I understand needing to get away, although ironically, now that it's fairly easy for us to leave, we don't NEED it as badly as we did when the kids were smaller.

    I hope you have a nice time shopping and all... would you like to borrow a nightshirt with a picture of Ian Rankin on it?

  4. I hear you, my friend. I hope you have a great getaway and come home refreshed!

  5. I miss you too! (Per your comment)

    Breaks are great. Naps are great. I'd settle for reserving a room at the hotel less than a mile from my home just so I could take a nap. I don't even want my hubby there.



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