What a trip. I had a really great time in California. I spent a lot of time walking, talking, eating, napping, window shopping and people watching. The best part was being with an old friend. She does not have children (yet) and so we walked around free of diaper changes, nap time melt downs, and bed time deadlines. There were no restaurant restrictions, stroller negotiations or conversation interruptions. I had a feeling of freedom and relief and was not very anxious to return to real life.
Although I was not exactly excited to return, I am not unhappy to be home. Now I am readjusting to the daily grind and sneaking in some naps here and there. I have a feeling it could take me a good week to recuperate. I wonder if my husband calculates my recovery into my time away?
Taking time off from being a stay-at-home-mom has become necessary for my sanity. It also satifies my little travel bug, at least for the moment.