A family's story

We don’t get much down time these days. Every day there is something that eats up time on our calendar. School. Therapy. Sports. Scouts. Swim lessons. Grocery Shopping. Laundry. We pack a lot of doing into the 7 days each week. It’s always about this time of year that I feel incredibly burnt out. As I watch the school year dwindle down to almost nothing, and feel summer creeping into our region, I start to check out. I want a vacation!!!

I would love, love, love to go somewhere for a few days and just be. To do only what I want to do..not what I need to do. No cleaning up. No cooking. No laundry. No shuttling kids to 3 different activities.  I just want to sit and read a book uninterrupted. If a cabana boy wants to bring me a cold beverage, that would be fantastic….but I don’t want to get up from my seat. He needs to come to me.

I want to sleep in a nicely made bed that I don’t have to make when I get up in the morning. I want someone to do it for me. I want to walk down to a restaurant, point to an item and say, “I’d like to eat this, please.” I want to be waited upon. And I want to sleep. Sleep as much as I like without having someone crying for me in the middle of the night. Without having someone jabbing me with their little elbow or toes. Without someone snoring in my ear.

I’d love to waste the day away…not have anywhere to go or anyone to get ready. Just be.

That would be a dream vacation….


Comments on: "In need of a vacation" (2)

  1. We can all dream it. Just.do.it. Plan it and make it happen. Surprise yourself. You deserve it. xo

  2. We’re doing it in three weeks. Vegas for Husband and me. And I cannot wait. We all need a break to decompress and relax. It’s important that we all take time for “us”.

    In the meantime I’m currently working on (no kidding) a binder of information for grandparents to help them out. 🙂

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