Yesterday was a blissful day with the children. Blissful, I say.
Tomorrow, Big Daddy and I are taking Maggie & Ellie to my mom and dad's house and then we're heading to the beach. We'll be gone less than 36 hours, (I'll tell you exactly how long we're gone on Monday) but I am SO looking forward to it.
I'll be honest and admit that while I need a break and Big Daddy and I need a little time without the children, I do not want to leave them. I was awake at 4:00 this morning worrying about leaving Ellie overnight for the first time and leaving Maggie when she knows that we're going to the beach. I totally trust my mom and sister, but I don't like being away from the girls. I worry about something minor or major happening to one of them or my family letting Maggie watch too much tv or them feeding Ellie chocolate. I keep telling myself that they are in the best of hands since they are with the people that we want to care for the kids if anything ever happened to us, but it's still very hard.
This is the overnight trip that has been two years, seven months and two days in the making. No, we haven't been planning it for that long, but that's how long it's been since we've been away overnight together...without children...except for the hospital stay before Ellie was born.
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