Since having children I have devoted my life and time to my family,I love them all to bits and its funny how you put your life on hold. When I think back to life without the children it feels like many moons ago and without realising the person you always put first,all of a sudden become the person you put last. Obviously when you have children they are your main priority and without realising the one you love who helped bring these children into the world gets pushed to the back of your attention.
Daddy Bird has worked away a lot over the last few years and at times I have felt like a single parent. Its been hard on us both but we just got on with it,because thats what you do when you are a parent. Daddy Birds contract at work finished on the 31st December and we decided together that he should not renew it this year because its taken him away from the family to much and we have missed him.
Tonight Daddy Bird asked me a question it was ……. “shall we book couple of nights away without the children?”My mum has been telling us to do it for quite some time with the offer of having the children and because Daddy Bird is off of work we decided to try and find something before he finds another job. We had planned on two nights and when we saw the prices of hotels I came up with the idea of Center Parcs.
Within 45minutes of Daddy Bird asking me the question we had booked and paid for a mid week break (4 nights) at Center Parcs. We are going a week tomorrow and my mum is going to have the children for us,I can’t wait. This will be the first time we have been away from the children for more than one night and I am really looking forward to it. Tonight we have been joking together about not hearing the words “I’m Hungry,I need the toilet,can I have a drink etc”I am not sure we will know what to do with no little people with us,but I promise you we will make the most of it.
Tonight we booked gym sessions and a massage each as a treat whilst we are away. We will enjoy the rest and the peace and quiet but I know I will miss the kids. We are going on the Monday afternoon and will return on the Thursday night,it will be lovely to have some quality time with just my husband. Its been a long time since we have done this,well it was actually our honeymoon when we last went away on our own just the two of us and that was 9 years ago. I am really going to make the most of having him all to myself. Roll on next week!!!