In 12 or so hours I’ll be on my way to Sydney.
Just me and one child.
For an entire weekend I will be living the high life of the parent of a singleton (I really do know it’s not all roses when you have one child but I have had delusions on this subject for a while now). I can almost taste the freedom…
It’s not that I don’t enjoy my four beautiful kids and my lovely husband, it’s just that being the keeper of all family knowledge is tiring.
Having to know who needs to be where, with what, when, all the time weighs heavily on my shoulders some days and I long for a break. I dream of a day when I only have to think about myself (as self centered as that sounds). Just a day, a few hours, every once in a while, when I only need to be responsible for myself, and here it is, almost.
I’ll still have Noey with me this weekend, because I am still his main source of food, but that’s ok.
I’m looking forward to handing the book of knowledge, along with the three big kids over to my parents and the Father Figure over to the husband-sitter and hopping on that plane in the morning, four people lighter.
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Have a great time, you deserve it !
total bliss. hope noey knows to be good. you havea great time and rediscover your amazing self
Enjoy yourself – wish I was coming too :)
Catch the Kids says
Being carefree for a day is as exciting as the conference. Hope to see you there.
Aunty Sarah says
Waiting with baitd breath up here for your (plural) arrival :-)
Just don’t leave your phone on – otherwise you’ll get phone calls asking where such-and-such is, or how to work the appliances.. Trust me on this ;)
Deb G says
Hope you had a fabulous weekend away. I can completely relate to being the ‘keeper of all family knowledge’ and how tiring that can be… and longing for a break where you only have to think of yourself. Wow, that seems like years away for me, but I hope I can also say I’m ‘looking down the barrel of freedom’ one day in the not too distant future!
And thanks for coming back with links to all your fave bloggers – I looked at them all and was truly inspired!