Let me start this post with a warning…I have taken cold medicine. I apologize for any parts that don’t make complete sense. 🙂 Now, back to the post…
According to this week’s Sneak Peak Sunday, today I was going to share a Vlog with you about my newest VoxBox from Influenster. If you’d like to learn more about what Influenster is you can read about it in my post HERE or you can sign up for Influenster through my referral link HERE.
Anyways, I still have the worst head cold, and I did not want to expose you. Ha! Just kidding. Seriously, though, I did not want to get on camera/phone/video today at all. In fact, I’m going to be spending the day in bed ALONE catching up on all the new Fall TV shows. Where are the kids? What did you do to deserve this day of rest? Let me tell you.
My husband spent the last week in the Virgin Islands. Without me or the kids. Let that sink in for a minute.
OK. You good?
Now, let me explain.
My husband has gone on a few of these solo trips before. One before we had kids, and one right after I found out I was pregnant with the twins. To be fair, he had already had it planned…the pregnancy was a surprise and we didn’t know it was twins at the time. His best friend lives in the Virgin Islands, and he rarely gets to see him, so when/if he ever gets the chance, he begs me to let him take it. Me, being the wonderful, caring wife I am, let him go….on one condition, of course. When he gets back, I get the equivalent amount of time to spend by myself. It’s nice to have time to recharge.
I don’t want to go anywhere (well, maybe that Girl’s Trip to Chicago) because I’ve grown truly afraid to fly by myself in my old age. I also don’t like to leave the kids for more than a night at a time. So, instead, my husband let’s me go on day shopping trips or spend time with my mom watching all our favorite shows or going out with girlfriends for the night. Really, it’s a win/win. Although, his win comes with tropical weather and a drink with an umbrella.
So, other than this awful (and I mean horrible) cold, the week was actually pretty good. Here are some highlights.
My husband left early, early Saturday morning, so when everyone got up (they slept until 7 am!!!) we got ate, got dressed, and headed to the gym. The kids played a while, I took a class, then we all met up for lunch and nap time. Sunday went pretty much the same way.
Monday, we got my oldest off to school, then we just ran some errands. My in-laws came to babysit at 5 pm, so I could take my ballet class.
Tuesday, was school for the oldest, and the gym for the rest of us.
Wednesday was Field Trip Day!
My parents came over to watch the twins (who were not happy about missing out, as you can see) while I accompanied my oldest on his first field trip. You can read a little bit more about my Volunteer Experience HERE.
We had a lot of fun visiting our local safety building. We got to see the police side, along with a jail cell, and all the fire fighters run out on an emergency call. Luckily, they got back 15 minutes before we had to leave, so we got to see them put on their gear and show us the cool stuff in the fire truck.
That night, there was an Ice Cream Social put on by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO.) I actually forgot about it until about an hour before it was supposed to happen. I wasn’t sure if I could handle all three kids plus Ice Cream, but it was fun.
They got every possible ice cream topping, got to make an ice cream craft, plus we saw a lot of people we knew….my sister-in-law with all 4 of my nieces (she was also flying solo, as my bro was out-of-town for work,) a pre-school friend, and a book club friend.
By Thursday, I have to admit I was excited my husband was coming home. Morning time and bedtime are the hardest parts when you’re by yourself and outnumbered by crabby kids. They all missed him a lot too, and asked all week when Daddy would be home.
When he walked in the door Thursday night, everyone, including my husband, was pretty happy. We got some presents, discussed our weeks, and played a couple of rounds of Duck, Duck, Goose (the kids favorite new game to play…not at all by the rules, just a free for all running around the living room.)
So, I’m happy to report we made it through the week, and had a pretty good one. Well, at least until this dreaded cold really set in and knocked me down a little. I’m definitely looking forward to some rest.
What are you up to this weekend? Hope you had a great week, and are doing some fun, Fall things. Please share them in the comments too!