What I Want for Christmas
Erin at It All Matters Mom posted the other day about what moms want for Christmas. Her list of ten things were all right on, at least for me, but one of them really stood out: a vacation with just my husband. Between her post and the most recent Mommy Reality Challenge, I spent the rest of the day thinking about that and remembering how much D and I enjoyed traveling together before there were so many others in our family. Don't get me wrong, I love traveling with our kids and we've done family vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and America but I think that traveling with just D is the thing that I really miss about our life before we had kids.
Setting aside all reality, this is what my dream trip would look like:
me and him
flying first class
to a 4-star hotel in city with great restaurants, museums, and shows
for three days.
That's it, just three days alone with my alone with my husband. Us, together at a nice hotel, with no one to worry about but ourselves. We could go to bed and wake up when we want. We could spend time in the mornings drinking coffee and talking instead of coaxing reluctant kids out of bed and through the morning routine. We could go to museums and stay as long as we wanted to- no bored kids whining to leave. We could spend as long as we wanted at dinner and talk all about the day without having to entertain children that aren't good at sitting still yet. We could go to plays and concerts and not worry about how late they finish. I know that I would miss the kids and that every time I saw something amazing I would wish they were there so that I could share it with them, but I think we would come home so rested and recharged from our vacation that our whole family would be better for the time apart.
I know it's not going to happen (D squashed this dream pretty quickly, listing off all the logistics and costs involved, when I told him about it the other night) but a girl can dream, right?
How about you? What do you want for Christmas? Is there one thing that you would want if money and other considerations weren't an issue?
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