Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Let me preface this blog post by saying that I love my children more than anything in the world. There is not a day that goes by that I do not pour my heart and soul into being the best mom that I can be.

My children are my life.

That said, last week over spring break, my husband and I had the ultimate pleasure of shipping our children out of town to spend seven  full days with their grandparents.

All I can say to that is a big fat “WWWWWOOOOHHHHHOOOOOO!”

What a fabulous seven days!

It was amazing to see the transformation as my husband and I actually became really, really fun. We laughed a lot.

We talked much more than usual and we actually looked at each other when we passed each other in the hallway.

We went seven full days without stepping on a Lego piece or tripping over a pair of shoes. There were no jeans lying on the kitchen floor.

There were no interruptions, arguments, tattling, or whining. And there was no pee on the bathroom floor.

I was able to give up my title as referee, taxi service, short-order-cook, and maid.

Our primary decision of the day was to figure out which restaurant we should go to so that we could fully indulge in a kid-free meal.

Friends and family came out of the woodwork and everyone wanted to hang out with this super cool, kid-free couple.

We were able to focus on each other and through that, we reconnected to a level of intimacy we seemed to have forgotten.

I am pretty confident that a few times, I even heard a few verses of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” spiraling in my head.

My steps seemed lighter, the birds sang louder. We were really, really blissful!

I feel as though I should end this blog by saying how happy we were when our children came home and how we felt so complete, as they climbed back into our bed to snuggle.

However, that wasn’t the case. Their return was a full blown shock to the system.

There was a time in my life when I wouldn’t even let my kids spend one night at their grandparents’ house because I would miss them too much.

The thought of that makes me giggle!

Yes, I love my kids more than life itself. They are my life! But I will tell you that we are already plotting our next attack and we are hoping to throw in the dog too.

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