Monday, February 16, 2009

Trying to get Away

The hubs came home last week and asked me if I wanted to get away for the weekend for Valentines.  I was thinking to myself what was up, when he said there is an indoor farm show in Kentucky that he would love to go to.  I smiled to myself, it was beginning to make sense now.   We started trying to plan what day we would leave, who would drive us to the airport, and which kids were going where.   Then I remembered that the buddies were having their first Valentine Party at preschool and would be so disappointed if they missed it.  Wyatt was also looking forward to exchanging Valentines with his class.  Then the kicker, Levi had a Valentine dance Friday night at the middle school.  We had it down to the wire and ALMOST worked everything out, but had no ride for the buddies to get to and from their party.   The decision was made to wait until another year.  So, a few days later the hubs came in and asked if I thought we could go to Wyoming to see his brother, when the big boys go to Washington.   We started making plans, then I saw that the buddies have a field trip on that Friday.  One that they have been waiting for for weeks, because they get to ride the bus on this one.  The hubs looked at me and asked, "Is everything we do dictated by the kids activities now?"  "Pretty much", I replied laughing.  

7 comments:

Nancy M. said...

That's the way it seems now. Once you have kids it's them first. Maybe one day you'll get to go somewhere without them.

raising4boys said...

We do sacrifice a lot for our boys don't we?! I do agree spouse time is important, especially after our little getaway. But we have to make sure our kids are taken care of.

Hope something works out for you soon, it would be nice for the two of you to get away.

tipper said...

Yep it's all about the kids :)

Neat blog-I have twin girls!

Cliff said...

If I had been worried about your kids and the skill of their parents to parent... I would have officially quit worrying after reading this post.
Not to worry, you'll have 2 years to yourself between the time the youngest leaves home for college and the oldest starts dropping grandkids off for the weekend.

Marel Lecone said...

I'm feeling that alot of the time. I'm finally getting when people say that when the kids are babies that it is much easier than when they get older. Keep trying to make time for the two of you . . . perhaps, all the stars will align for you two. [wink] :)

Shannon said...

Cliff that was truly funny! (and probably about right, lol)


Marel, you are right, it IS easier when they are babies. I keep telling my brother to just wait until his sassy two year old is a sassy 11 year old. AHHHHHHH!

Carolina Mama said...

Oh so sweet. Cliff's comment was funny. You are so good at making priorities. You'll laugh, we just had and overnight get away just us - last night. In town! :) The Grandparents have the boy. Fun but you do have to orchestrate or wait which we usually do.