Monday, August 1, 2011

Travels Without Baby: A Round Trip to Bliss / Guilt

Life is full of dualities - for example, the presumed bliss that comes with dating George Clooney, which must also accompanied by the knowledge that your stay at Villa Handsome will be all too brief. Being married to the far more fabulous and commitment-minded Anonymous Husband, however, my challenging issues tend to fall more along the oh-so-exciting stay-at-home-mom lines. I've now taken three overnight trips away from Master P, and I've been struck each time by how desperate I am pre-trip to get away for some personal time (e.g., the ability to go to the restroom unaccompanied) - followed immediately by how desperate I am to get back home to his sweet, if drool-encrusted, face once I'm actually away.

This last weekend, in which the AH & I took off to the Great Midwest to attend a wedding, was just the most recent example of this desire for freedom / desire to run right back to Master P. Rather than wishing this push-pull away, I've come to learn that it just Is. These dueling desires are just a part of my new parenting normal. 

The AH & I will continue to have the occasional trip for just the two of us, because we believe our marriage needs them, and I will continue to miss Master P while we do, because because.

What 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep & an Instagram photo filter can do for Smug Marrieds.

8 comments:

Dollface said...

I think its great to take along the little one as well as to have time for yourself! Enjoy! xxxoo

Carly Anne said...

I've found the same to be true regarding my dog. Which is sort of weird. And makes me fear myself as a mother.

Ashley Paige said...

I'm that mom. Did you hear? I am THAT mom. The one that didn't leave her child for a night during his first year of life. Believe me, this needs to change immediately. I'm just trying to bait the Husband into allowing it to happen while we take a "much needed" trips to Turks.. Que sera, right?

Lisa said...

Its been over two years since the Mister and I have been away from the kids. August 20th we are leaving the kids with Grandma and going out to dinner and then...going to sleep. In a hotel. Without any children around. Woot woot. Pray that the youngest doesn't pitch a fit and spoil this for the future...

LPC said...

You look just wonderful.

Katherine said...

You both look gorgeous :) I love that you used the term Smug Marrieds - I am such a die hard Bridget Jones fan even now!

emcr1229 said...

You look wonderful!

Leslie Ann said...

y'all look great!

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