We celebrated my mom's birthday in Big Sur, California this past weekend. Have you been there? It is a wooded small town next to the mountains on the ocean with seemingly ideal weather. I haven't yet figured out why everyone doesn't live there.
I'm aware how lucky I am to have the option of leaving the kids with my husband for four days. Honestly, I was worried. I typed out a list of specific instructions and spent the week prior doing laundry, grocery shopping and getting the house ready for my departure.
It went better than expected, especially after I received this text from my hard working husband.
Now that I am home (not even for 24 hours) I'm noticeably calmer, more appreciative and a better mother.
I hope you moms get the opportunity to get some time away too.