Every mother needs a little re-charge now and then. So when a friend invited me on a little girls trip to NY, I scrambled to make it happen. My amazing sister offered her milk makers to Welles (which was by far my biggest obstacle), and my SIL was happy to watch Scarlett while Scott worked. Both kids in good hands, check! I was ready for this. The days leading up had me in a little panic. I decided maybe I was too nervous to leave my babes for four days. Welles had never been without me and is pretty attached. As I am to him and big sister... Maybe I had jumped the gun and wasn't really ready for this. And then the day came. I was so frazzled that I left my purse at home on the way to the air port... When we were almost there, it dawned on me that I never grabbed it off the kitchen counters. I said a few naughty words, almost started crying, called one of my most amazing friends (who then sped it to me) and made it on the plane in the nick of time! And guess what?? Once we got there, I was just fine without my kids. In fact, I dare say I was actually relaxed and enjoying myself.
What was my favorite part of the trip besides sleeping in? Maybe all the amazing food we ate. I'm telling ya, NY knows how to cook up a dish or two. Also, anyone ever seen "Jersey Boys" on Broadway? It's a serious Broadway must! The vocals were incredible. So much appreciation for all the talent.
So amazing food, an amazing show and the best company a gal could ask for. This little get-away was just what the Doctor ordered. And by day four, I was completely ready to jump back on a plane and head home to my little squishy ones and baby-daddy. Some times a mom just needs to get away and breathe a moment. I swear you'll come back a better mom once those batteries are re-charged.
Not gonna lie, when Welles woke up the next day, I was slightly disappointed by his reaction to seeing me... The reaction I expected-- Mommy! You're back! (with joyful bounces, clapping and throwing his arms around my neck). The reaction I got-- Good, you're here. Now come get me out of this crib and nurse me. Now Scarlett was thrilled to see me though quick to remind me of the surprise I had mentioned on the phone. So, I handed her the Sleeping Beauty pez dispenser and she thought it was just the coolest. One for the win.
Getting away is great. But returning home is better. I sure love my people.