Is it me or does life actually get easier as your kids get older? OK, it may only be temporary, until the teenage years rear their ugly head anyway. My youngest is almost 3 and I finally feel like I can breathe again. Being a working mom with two little ones has had plenty of challenges. Long lost were the days of doing anything for myself, wearing anything cute for fear of it being ruined, or spending a lazy, hungover day on the couch. For the past 3 years my daughter could not even be convinced to watch TV. So not even as much as 20 minutes of peace could be enjoyed til bed time. Recently a miraculous thing happened—DORA! Yep, Dora the Explorer has been discovered in our house and the outcome is grand! OK, so I don’t get to watch my shows anymore, and now her and her brother fight over which cartoons to watch, but at least (at least!) I have a solid half-hour off duty from my little Diva (somewhat—while I clean and do laundry and make dinner, and do freelance work, ect., ect.).
Anyway, back to my point. I feel like everyday my life is changing and I have more me time. In the past week I’ve actually gone to Boot Camp at the gym twice! (I haven’t been able to exercise with the jogging stroller for ages!) My husband and I have not had a kid-free vacation, or for that matter anymore than a couple nights away total in nearly 7 years! But now, my friends, my life is evolving. I am going on an all girl’s weekend getaway!! No kids, no husbands, no pets, no lunch boxes, no strollers, no Dora! Just 6 hot mammas in one of my favorite places in the world—Whistler, BC!
Whistler is a Canadian hot spot, especially for a outdoorsy northwest girl! So much fun and adventure in a beautiful setting with shopping, restaurants, bars, trails..not to mention hot downhill mountain biking guys ;) We are in for some TROUBLE. OK, so it’s not winter so we can’t ski, but no one is complaining. Simply laying by the pool with an US Weekly sounds fabulous! Of course, since we are there to celebrate a 30th b-day, I’m sure we will hit up some night life as well!
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this trip. I don’t even mind the 3+hour drive as a time to catch up with my ladies. Girlfriends are key. I mentioned it before and I’ll say it again. Even if you are best friends with your husband, there is nothing like a little girl time to heal the soul!
And despite all the mom guilt (we all have it)—I’m going to enjoy every moment of my free time! And hey who’s says married gals can’t enjoy a little eye candy? We’re married not dead! (I’m safe, my husband doesn’t read my blog—thanks for the support, dear!)
I promise I’ll share all the dirt when I return! (Of course, some names may need to be changed ;))
In the meantime, cheers to a great weekend to all the start of summer vacation! (WTH are we going to do all summer?!)