Thursday, June 20, 2013
Last week, the kids started Mother's Day out for the summer session. They like to call it Children's Day Out to make it sound less like parents are just dumping off their kids for a few hours of sweet freedom, but let's call it what it is.
Paisley has been there for a year now, but Graham is just now old enough. She has loved it and I feel like she has learned a ton. And let me tell you how amazing it has been to have two days a week to do my errands, work out, catch up at the clinic, pee alone, etc.
I drop those two off without a second glance, dodge the other parents in the hallway, and peel out of the parking lot headed for alone time. You can hear me giggling with glee and celebrating victory.
Yesterday, I went to the gym for an hour then mowed our front yard. I showered alone, ate lunch with my husband, and ran a ton of errands. All in 5 hours time. With kids, it would have taken... Until the end of time. Lets face it, nothing gets accomplished with these two around.
And I am such a better mom when given the chance to miss the kids. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. :)
I am super pumped about the fall semester when they'll each go three days a week! Yippee!!! Finally, I'm getting a balance back in my life. We've been seeing our friends a lot more, our kids are getting more fun with each passing day, and I am sneaking in some "me" time.