Saturday, July 02, 2011

I know.

No, really.

I know.

I don't even have a good excuse beyond the fact that sometimes I think this might be our theme song. You know, minus the "jack in a local bar" and "the unemployment line". Geez, that sounds melodramatic when it shouldn't. Life- just regular old 2 kids 4 and under, husband who works all the time, struggling to be a good mother and partner- has been challenging. Sometimes I look at Josh, sitting at the kitchen table at 1am, still working, for the 4th night this week and I think, man, these times are hard.

But I did what the song mentions, sat up with Josh, made plans with him, talked to him, LOOKED at him, and actually reconnected. Took a step back from other demands and made my family my top priority. It always was, but I'd let other nonsense, irritations, stupidity get in the way. And it has been good. Really good.

Not to mention a stretch of no accidents since March, although let's not say it too loudly and knock on wood while we're at it. We're great.

If you are lucky enough not to see my twitter ravings, the insane plan I mentioned a few months ago is in effect. I brought the kids to Argentina, Buenos Aires to be exact, for 5 glorious weeks. We rented an apartment, put the kids in school, and Josh is taking his first non-working vacation in 4 years. Not the whole time, of course, and I'll keep his exact dates private in favor of the whole safety issue, but a decent chunk of days. And so far, so good. The kids are thriving and venturing out of their Spanish resistant holes and making friends and trying new vocabulary, and I'm reveling in my non-cooking, non-cleaning, non-laundry, children in school every morning days.

And yes, it is every bit as fabulous as you'd imagine. The last few days, though, I keep thinking about blogging this, or that, and thinking about how much I will regret not writing about this. So here I am. Hoping some of you are still around. Hoping you're all well.

8 comments:

Ninotchka said...

Brava! I've dreamt of an extended getaway like yours for years. Disfrutalo!

Meika said...

Sounds wonderful! It's nice to "see" you again. :)

Rev Dr Mom said...

Glad you're back :)

Erin said...

Wow, that is so cool! Glad to see you back here! :-)

Stacy said...

Glad to hear everyone is alive and well!

Have a wonderful trip!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a nice getaway! Not sure if you are there or back or what but I was wondering how you were.

I have a wedding in Boston in October, I haven't been down there in a while. Can't wait to visit. I can't remember, are you guys far from downtown? I don't even know what area I'll be in... I have the info somewhere. It's a Sat night wedding, I think we'll be in from the Friday to the Sunday. Maybe we can meet up to finally meet? I'll be sans kids though, just with the hubster.

Glad to hear no injuries since March!

OneTiredEma said...

What an adventure! Enjoy!

BabyMac said...

Oh it's SO nice to see you here again! You know, every couple of days I still check in.

Have fun! Oh my goodness what an adventure! Start writing so I can vicariously live through you OK?!