Oct 2, 2017

A Kid-less Weekend

2:19 pm

The kids drive off with Grandma and Papa for their weekend away not realizing this was just as much a break for mama and daddy as it was a treat, fun weekend for them. With Rob still at work, it was quite in the house and I almost didn't know what to do with myself. I quickly faced the problem of there is so much I want to do but where do I start? I had an afternoon to myself for the first time in a very long time.

That was the start of a much needed kid-free weekend for us. It's not that we did anything exciting. In fact as we talked about this weekend, Rob would ask me what I wanted to do and I had no idea. I basically had a list of food I wanted to eat but that was about it. And that was kind of the beauty of it. The last time the kids stayed with my parents for the weekend it was our anniversary which we spent part of that away from home. But this time all we wanted was to stay home. We just wanted the time to do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted all day. We wanted to stay up late doing nothing and sleep in the morning.

And that's pretty much what we did.

Friday we ate pizza and watched Buzzfeed Unsolved (a favorite of ours on YouTube). We went to Hobby Lobby to pick up something I was needing. Then we went to Target for birthday shopping for Addison. The rest of the evening was spent watching the Royals game for me and video games for Rob.


Saturday we slept in, ate a McDonald's breakfast and took our time figuring out what we wanted to do. We ended up going out and about. We had no where we were dying to go but just did some browsing at a few places just because. We had lunch at Carrabba's and got to just take our time eating and relaxing.



Then the rest of our day was spent home (we tend to be homebodies). I did some crafting and watching YouTube videos. Rob played video games. And it was really nice.


That was pretty much how the rest of the weekend went, including eating a late dinner which we never do anymore (Chinese takeout which was delicious!). And we just relaxed.

Sunday morning I woke up at 8. I guess I'm not programmed to sleep too late but Rob ended up sleeping until almost 10 which apparently surprised him. He went to get a little more video game time in while I did this and that while we waited for the kid's arrival back home.

The point of this pointless blog post is that our weekend was pointless. We just relaxed and hung out. We didn't do anything special. We didn't go to the movies or out of town. We mostly just stayed home but it was perfect and relaxing.

But it sure was nice to have them back again. It's funny as a stay-at-home mom sometimes all I want it space and some free time to do whatever I want whenever I want, but the few times I do get it I miss them.

And since it's Monday again, life is going back to normal again with the routines and the chaos but it was nice to have an old-school kid-free weekend to recharge before taking it all back on again.

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