Today started Vacation for both me and the Hubby! Which means no work just us and the kids enjoying life! I had visions of a Leave it to beaver type moments with well-behaved kids and everything is just Grande! Then I woke up and reality hit! Two hours we spent listening to crying, whining kids as we were trying to get ready for a day filled with fun! officially to my max point of frustration mostly due to the lack of planning for the day’s events, I just wanted to stay home and wallow.
Thankfully I trucked on, getting kids ready and packing bags for the days adventures , which ended up being worth all of the stress and anger. At least the anger on my part. We decided to have a staycation due to the lack of funds, but it honestly is ok. We live in paradise and so there is no need to go on an expensive vacation when the fun is just an hour away.
If we hadn’t decided to go, I would have missed this very sweet moment between 4 y0 and 1yo.
We took the long drive to one of our favorite touristy restaurants and had a blast! The wait was an hour, but the kids had a blast playing on the playground and looking at the alligators! yep you heard that right!
During lunch Let it go came on and 4yo serenaded the whole restaurant with all of her adorable cuteness!
After we finished our meal we made our way to the beach! The red flag was up so we couldn’t get in the water, but we enjoyed what we could. 6yo began chasing the seagulls and pigeons yelling BOO at the top of her lungs at them! One of the cutest things I have ever seen and then little man followed suit! Next thing I know me and him are walking up and down the beach chasing Birds yelling Boo! Well more like running because let’s face it my boy doesn’t know how to walk only run. Let’s just say I got my exercise for the week!
The hubby and girls stood at the shoreline dipping their toes in the water. I admired my husband from afar while he is holding on tight to those sweet little hands. It always amazes me the love that he has for our children. Like there is no other place he would rather be.
In reflection Day 1 was a success! Even with all the stress and poor planning we managed to have a wonderful outing! We sure are blessed to live in paradise!
allow me to do a little dance! I’m n vacation..I’m on vacation….
Okay so now that I have that out-of-the-way, I just wanted to tell all of my friends that this week will be all about the family. While I have some posts scheduled it may take me longer than usual to respond to comments and not because I do not want to . I promise if I do not get to them right away, I will get to them. I know how frustrating it is when you take the time to like and comment on a post to get nothing for a response so I did not want to leave for a week without letting you guys know that I appreciate you and I will respond.
We live near a beach so it is more of a staycation really. It doesn’t matter to me because for one week I will not be called for work related purposes. Just me and my hubby and kiddos spending time together. Maybe a trip to the water park, but no Work! The hubby will get to sleep like a normal person and not get up before the butt crack of dawn and I will not have to stay late to finish up that one last thing that always takes to long to finish.
So to you my friends.. I will see you soon.. If not sooner because we all know that I might have a blogging addiction now!
In keeping with the mommy confessionals, which was so much fun by the way! I thought I would add another little confessional which will probably cause you guys to laugh at my expense but hey, I’m laughing at myself at this point.
New mommies have what I like to call the new mommy brain, creative, I know, essentially from the never-ending cycle of eating, sleeping and breathing our newly born babies our brains turn to mush. We can’t think or even have any semblance of rational thinking in that point of our lives.
There is a genuine fear among us for our newly borns. Fear that something is going to go wrong, that they might stop breathing in the middle of the night. At the first sign of a sneeze we take them to the doctor worried it’s a sign of something bad. Even though sometimes, a sneeze is just a sneeze. We sit by the cradle and watch the rise and fall of their chests because like I said, they just might stop breathing. The hormones turning us into slightly crazed mental patients. The sleep deprivation makes it worse, and no matter what only we can take care of the baby properly. So do not even ask to take that sweet little bundle of joy off our hands, because we will not let you.
In reflecting on this irrational behavior, I have a confession to make. One afternoon I began attempting to clip my first born daughter’s fingernails. Which seemed like a simple task at the time, but true to her stubborn self she would not be still. She wiggled and pulled her hand away. Needless to say, she was not having it. But true to my stubborn ways she was getting it done! So I straddled this poor baby held her hand and clipped away! Well, as she pulled away from me and I seen the drip of red coming from her hand, I began crying hysterically! I had cut my child. and she was going to bleed to death!
All rational thinking went out the door, and I panicked. holding pressure didn’t seem to help, and no band-aid would go on the finger because of the amount of blood! I called my husband completely hysterical and poor guy didn’t no what to think! Here was his practical, logical, wife who happens to be a nurse, and she was freaking out over a little cut! Yep you read that right! I am a nurse and I was completely panicked! As my hear rate increased and my thoughts got away with my I called 911. Oh yes, I did! Called the ambulance and told them my baby was bleeding! Vision of her bleeding to death in the car on the emergency room played over in my head, so 911 was the right move. Or at least to me it was at the time.
Now, the poor paramedics came rushing into my house, seen the cut and began laughing. They actually were really sweet about it and eve so efficiently placed a band-aid on my little girl and stopped the bleeding.The gentleman told me stories about when he had his children, and then the lady told me about her son climbing on a dresser. I was thankful that they were so sweet, and then I told them that I felt silly since I was a nurse. Oh boy you couldn’t contain the laughter! Myself included. The nice gentleman looked at me and said it’s okay, You have new mommy brain and it will get better!
I’m happy to report brain function is now fully intact, and unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, You have to be near death experience for this mom to take you to the emergency room! Or bleeding heavily. So, How about that for a confession! I’m anxiously awaiting your stories. Share with me your most irrational new mommy moments, you are in good company!
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