What I Want for Christmas

December 11, 2014

   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
 
minus
 
these cuties


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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12 comments

  1. This is great! I just spent one night with only my hubby in a nice hotel, enjoying dinner and drinks and it was just the recharge we needed. Here's to hoping you are blessed with a little extra money this year to make your "couple time" dream a reality. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh, I bet that was great! Isn't it nice to have time to just be a couple for a little bit? We're working towards a date night but between birthdays and the holidays it's hard to fit everything in.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I would love a week with just my 16 year old to do things we both love. Perhaps a theater week in London. Or a week alone with the 12 year old - who is a foodie, going to great restaurants, or even a week with the 7 year old, on a trip to Disney or LEGOLAND - to focus on just one at a time.

    Carole - Mom to Joel, Majuro; Juliana, Shanghai; and Nina, New Delhi

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    1. One-on-one time with the kids would be great too. My daughter loves music and I would love to take her to more shows or to a ballet, and I think my 2-year-old would die of excitement at someplace like legoland! Maybe someday, right? :)
      Thanks for reading!

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  3. I really hope at some point traveling alone will become a reality for you two again! If not flying first class, maybe just a getaway of some sort somewhere nice would be nice! <3

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    1. We already talk about what we'll do once the kids are out of the house- going back down to work in Antarctica is a big dream for us.
      Right now, we're just trying to put together a few more date nights :)
      Cheers, Amber

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  4. Yes!! That sounds lovely!! What a beautiful family you have!

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    1. Thanks! We're so lucky to get to be their parents (not that I wouldn't still love that long weekend away from them!).
      Thanks for reading :)

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  5. If I could have any thing for Christmas it would be for everyone in my family to be happy and healthy!

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    1. Wouldn't that be great! Sometimes, especially at this time of year, happy is easier to manage than healthy, at least in the short term. Our kids always seem to have colds at this time of year...
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'd wish for this too! Our 10 year anniversary is about a year away, and I'm already trying to save for this!

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    1. Good luck saving- a 10th anniversary would be a great time to take a trip like this.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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