Next week, we are preparing to take a little family getaway.
I’ll admit, that the getaway was mostly (ok, all) my idea and that my husband isn’t completely sold on the prospect of traveling with small children.
And while I fully get it–I mean come on, I barely leave my house, so fully aware am I of how difficult it can be to do anything with a 5,3, and almost 1-year-old, but the time has come.
I want us to live a little.
Of course, I know that you don’t have to necessarily leave the house or spend a ton of money to have fun and live a full and rich life, I also don’t want us to live in fear of doing anything because of how hard it is to get out of the house with three kids.
I am fully realizing just how fast this time in our life is going, this time of summer skin and little smiles and dimpled elbows around our necks, and I do want it to include some fun summery memories for our children. Didn’t you just love the anticipation of “getting away” as a child and that excitement that only sleeping in a hotel room could bring? There’s just something about making waffles in a free waffle maker that can’t be duplicated at home…
Maybe it will be a complete and utter disaster.
But there does come a time when I have to leave my house sometime…
Sure, I may avoid going to the grocery store with all three kids at all costs, but with the two of us together? And a cooler full of snacks?
We should be unstoppable.
At least until someone has to go potty.
Wish us luck! And tell me–am I crazy for trying to do any sort of family getaway when the kids are this age? Do you do family vacations?