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Once a year Brian gets together with his cousins and uncles and goes on an annual fishing trip. He is usually gone for about four days. He left this morning.

I grew up in a house where alone time was a joke. You were lucky if you could take a shower without someone coming in to brush teeth. I had three siblings and there were ALWAYS extra kids in our house. Because of growing up like this I never learned to appreciate alone time. At the beginning of our marriage I HATED when Brian would go away. I would get so lonely. Being alone meant being bored and sometimes even a little scared.

Then I became a Mom. As a Mom alone time is something we can't ever seem to get enough of. Although I have to go it alone with the kiddos while Brian is away I am trying to appreciate those moments after the girls are in bed and have some me time. Watch what I want on TV, play a computer game instead of doing laundry, leaving MY clothes on the floor. Not sure if I will be capable of "letting loose" like that but it's worth a shot. Just because he is the one who gets to go away doesn't mean no one else gets to have any fun!

4 comments:

Kelli Copeland 2:34 PM  

Enjoy "no husband freedom." I secretly used to love when Jim went to North Carolina to visit his mom. Now I have to settle for a few hours while he's at a Flyers or Phillies game!!!!!!!! :)

The Karkins Family 4:48 PM  

You should have your mom watch the girls for awhile and just do something selfish... a pedicure, a movie... with all the stressful nights you've had recently I bet even a nice long nap sounds good! :-)

Christina 7:38 PM  

Yea, you should totally drop the kids off, go home, drink wine and enjoy the silence! =)

Kristen 8:07 PM  

I LOVE that idea! My Mom has her hands full with the boys and Gen or I totally would. :D I had hoped to leave them with the in-laws but they went away. I'll have to settle for the quiet hours after bedtime!

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