I remember sitting on the beach during our honeymoon in the Bahamas (dacquiri in each hand), planning the many travels we would take as husband & wife. Our first big trip would be back to the same hotel one year later for our first anniversary, followed of course with really, really fancy trips around the world. Fast forward one year, we spent our anniversary in the glamorous city of Williamsburg, about 45 minutes from our house. I was nine months pregnant & literally about to pop, we obviously couldn’t go too far in case our little girl made an early debut (she didn’t by the way, she was obviously fashionably late).
Since having Waverly Maye, I am that mom who wants no part of leaving her overnight. I’m sure it will happen one day yet for now, the thought of it is a little more scary than appealing. And as far as family trips go, as important as it is for me to make sweet childhood memories for her, I can totally make that happen within a few miles of our city. Traveling with a toddler honestly scares me shitless (lame, I know). I am really afraid of messing with our solid routine & don’t even get me started on the U-Haul we would need to rent to bring everything we would need for our one child.
So for this year’s spring break, I had no major plans except to spend every moment I could with my girl, no interuptions. The thought of that, made me oh so very happy.
Much like Easter, most days the weather was less than impressive but we made the best of it. Every morning, I got to be the one to run down the hall & get her from bed, quickly after I would bring her back to mine for the best morning snuggles ever. My favorite.
We spent our days at the park, mall or the kids gym, out to lunch, & even one morning at the circus. We endlessly played with puzzles & bubbles, & of course, tried on more shoes than I can count. Waverly learned new words & phrases by the hour. Her favorite naturally being “sit down” to our poor dog as she desperately chased him around the house, or “I bump” to let me know she is very ready to jump on the bed. Most days, she was so excited I was home all day with her that she even decided to skip her nap. Love her so much.
Our days together were tiring for sure (I definitely wouldn’t describe it as a break), but overall, completely perfect. No matter if you are a SAHM or a working one, it’s easy to complain or to envy someone else’s situation. I’m totally guilty of it yet at the end of the day, I really do try to see the positive in everything & for us, this is obviously it. My job allows me to have breaks like these (including one long one in exactly 8 weeks!), & even more importantly, makes me really realize how precious every moment with her is.
For that (& for Waverly Maye), I am forever grateful.
And just to put it out there, I am also thankful for the man/pedi & date night we were able to fit in over my break, too. It’s those little things too, right?! 😉
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