Top Ten Things I will Miss about Vacation
We head home today. Booooooo! Back to reality. For the last twelve days I have been ridiculously spoiled, and I liked it. That’s not to say there aren’t a few things at home that I miss, like my own bed and my “me time” between when the kids go to bed and Nick gets home from work. That said, all things being equal, I like vacation better. Doesn’t everyone?
I understand that I will get no sympathy for this post, and rightfully so. As I am writing this, I am the Veruca Salt of vacations. I am getting anything a girl could ask for. Movie date with the hubby in the middle of the day on a weekday? Sure, have fun. Going to the salon for a cut and color with no worries of getting back at a particular time? Enjoy! Take your time! An afternoon of shopping with no kids? Call if you won’t be back by dinner. It’s. Been. Awesome.
It’s crazy how quickly one can get accustomed to being spoiled.
Here are the top ten things I will miss once I get back to reality.
1.) Not having to rush around in the morning. No one needs to be at work, school or baby classes. Kids cooperated and slept until after seven nearly everyday, some days until after eight! Heaven!
2.) Lots and lots of quality family time. Nick works so much, and the kids miss their daddy. Charlie often says that his favorite days are “daddy home days.” It was awesome for both kids to have lots of bonding time with daddy.
3.) Four pairs of hands and four sets of eyes when in public and chasing small people. It took a couple of days for my B-hole to relax enough to not jump every time I couldn’t see one of them. When I didn’t have “eyes on,” someone else did.
4.) Not having to cook. We were either out, or Joy made all our meals. I would offer to cook or help and was continually told “You’re on vacation! You relax.” After about day 5, I would still offer, but there was no longer meaning behind it. I didn’t even pretend to get out of my seat any more.
5.) Spending hours upon hours in a beautiful pool that was five steps out the back door. I am certain that this is the reason for all the sleeping in. Kinda makes me want to dig a pool in my backyard. Myself.
6.) The dress code. Anything goes.
Oh, relax. Don’t call child services! I didn’t post a nude picture of my daughter. The Easter Basket (which she stole out of the pantry) is just blocking her diaper. See….
Which is why I needed to hide the candy before getting her dressed for brunch.
7.) The laundry fairy lives here. Clothes would be worn. Clothes would be dirtied and POOF! They would disappear, only to reappear clean, and neatly folded in everyone’s respective rooms.
8.) Being a twenty minute drive from the Gulf. I thought they would both be timid like last year. No Way Jose. They were frighteningly fearless. Tilly especially. She loved laying in the waves and letting them rush over the back of her and screaming “I fwimming mommy! I fwimming!” and laughing hysterically.
10.) Not having to pour my own wine. Like last year, I’d read the kids a bedtime story and come back to find my favorite waiting by my chair. When it was time for a refill, I’d hear “You’re on vacation!” Like cooking, I stopped fighting it after about day five.Favorites, My partner in crime, Out and about by Sandee Harned