I can’t believe how nice it was to get a little break from our kids. Honestly, I didn’t think we were going to make it out of our house. A magnetic force pulled us back-
When we finally pulled free, boy did we feel free! It was so nice to spend some time with my dear man. He’s so good to me.
It was a little overcast much of the time, but we went hiking anyway. Turns out I’m slow even without kids.
A little R & R can really clear the brain. We asked each other questions like, “Where do you want to be in ten years?” (Usually we’re just focused on surviving the next ten minutes.) I strongly recommened a short vacation for parents of five children–or four–or three—or two–. I didn’t think two days would be a long enough break but it did wonders.
I often see myself only as a mother. I forget that I was just once a girl who fell in love with a boy–and when I finally get alone with this boy, I remember again.