Punk Rock Parents: 5 days without kids

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

5 days without kids

Over the summer, my super awesome sister Cari takes my kids for a few days. This summer she took them for 5 whole days.

I am not even going to lie. IT WAS AWESOME!

Okay I love my kids and yadda yadda yadda and all that jazz, but time away from them was what I can only call..... therapeutic.

What was most relaxing was the fact that I wasn't having to think about parenting 24/7. I wasn't
worried. It's amazing how much worrying and thinking and brain power parenting two kids takes. From the minute I wake up my mind is consumed with getting them up and ready, getting them to where they need to be either school or at work with me. I always have to think about what to feed them 3 TIMES A DAY! Even when they are at school I am worrying about what they are doing, if they turned all their homework or studied enough for the test they have. I worry if their laundry is done and when the last time their bed sheets were washed. It never, ever, ever, ends.

Except when my super radical sister takes them for 5 days. A big part was that my kids were with someone who I 100% trust to take care of my kids as if they were her own. She took them to the movies and even miniature golfing. By the time we got home from leaving them with my sister I already felt more relaxed. I walked into the house and did not have anything to do or anyone else to worry about. It was awesome.

During those days we didn't do much. We went out to eat a few times and watched a lot of television. It was nice to focus my attention on myself and on just Joey. It was a perfect time to recharge.

Now I have to return the favor and take my sisters kiddos for a week! 

1 comment:

  1. such achievements really encourage the kids to work harder next time. i am sure it was all because of your proper attention to the child. keep it up and relax yourself

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