This weekend has been quiet. This weekend I have not once had to put ringworm cream on either of my girls. This weekend I did not have to cook chicken nuggets one single time. This weekend I did not have to escort Hadley to the bathroom at 3:00 a.m. because she is afraid to go alone. I did not have to pick up any toys. I did not have to bathe either kid. I did have to work. I did vacuum the downstairs. I did manage to make the bed this morning although it stayed unmade all of yesterday. I did have to feed Oli. I did have to give Buddy his Glucosamine and pain medication. I did sneak in a date night with the hubby that included a trip to my favorite Italian restaurant Provinos. I did see a movie that cute hubby picked, The Fighter. I did come home last night and peek inside the girls' rooms to find it completely dark and lacking their cute little sleepy faces.
Yes, the girls have been living it up at Nana & Papa's house this weekend. My mom emailed me the other day asking if the girls could come and spend the weekend at their house. Which thrilled me beyond speech. I had no words! I have been so tired and worn down lately that it made me a little weepy to think that I would get a small reprieve. Even though I still had to work (boo), it was nice to know that when I got off and came home, I had to do absolutely nothing if I chose to. Which for the most part, is exactly what I did. But you know what? I miss those sweet little girls of mine. As chaotic and crazy as our lives can get sometimes, there's no other way I'd rather have it. While it was nice to get a break (and I hope we will get more), I am very much looking forward to hugs and kisses and fighting and story time and cuddling and tantrums. The whole bit. Because I know how blessed we are and it's something I'm thankful for each and every day.
P.S. Thank you so much Mom & Dad! You are truly awesome and we appreciated the break more than you know :)