We are driving home from a quick trip to Ohio right now and I’m posting this from my husband’s iPhone. My apologies if there are embarrassing errors!
We are racing against the clock on our drive home. If all goes well, we will arrive at the same time my mom arrives from Tennessee, with a few minutes to throw some laundry into the washer and re-pack a small suitcase for my husband and myself. For the first time since having Spencer, we are going out of town with no kids! Our good friends are going with us to a small town in Indiana for a quick getaway. NO KIDS!!!
I am so ready to get away for a bit and enjoy a meal and a night’s sleep without pint-sized interruptions. I can’t wait to not have to deal with car seats and diapers and footed pajamas for a few hours. It will be a short trip but I plan to make the most of it!
But I’m sure I will worry. Will Mom remember to give Miles butterfly kisses at bedtime? Will Spencer want to nurse when I get back? Will Miles shove his brother around? Will Spencer start walking while we’re gone?
It never ends, does it? When we are near, our arms and laps are consumed by our children; when we are away our minds and hearts are still full of worries and ultimately love. While we might be a state away, we’re never far from our little ones. But I don’t think any parent would really want it any other way.