Thursday, May 17, 2007

Vacation Here We Come!!

We leave today in just a few hours for our much needed, much anticipated 4 day annivesary vacation! Back in March, I wrote about how badly I needed a vacation. My body is so happy that it is finally getting one, filled with great food, much sleep and relaxation by the pool!

This will be the first time I have left Ella for longer than one night and even then she has only ever spent 2 nights away from me total. Both nights were weeks apart and I was only away from her for about 14 hours. I'm sure the whole time we are on vacation I will be thinking, somthing is missing, constantly checking for that thing that you know you have forgotten but can't think of what it is. Part of me knows I will be wishing Ella was with us to experience the fun. But the other part of me is desperate for some rest, to actually eat at a restaurant or take my time eating, to have no nightly routine for just a few nights.

These are the things I will NOT be doing for the next 4 days:

I will not change a single dirty diaper.
I will not clean up the floor and high chair from smashed noneaten food.
I will not watch a Baby Einstein, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Backyardigan, or The Wonder Pets.
I will not heat up a bottle in the microwave.
I will not start my day at 6:45 a.m.
I will not carry a heavy, packed diaper bag around.

Other things I will not do:
I will not be greeted at 6:45 a.m. with the biggest, happiest smile on the face of this earth.
I will not get 50 waves and "hi mamas" a day whenever I look her direction.
I will not be filled with such joy my heart wants to explode everytime I look at that beautiful face.
I will not get to see her walk to the door as fast as she can when dada gets home from work.
I will not get to play Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
I will not get to see some dancing anytime music starts playing.
I will not get to see the joy on her face of the accomplishment when she walks across the room.
I will not get to enjoy the swings and slide at the park.
I will not get to give her a bath and brush her hair.
I will not get to tuck in and say goodnight to this little being that needs me so much.

Ella I will miss you so much! I will be anticipating Sunday afternoon when I walk in Grammy's house and you come running (because by then you will probably be running) to us with that huge teethy smile!


MamaCass said...

Oh, Janelle, you will have so much fun! You very eloquently described that mommy conflict of needing a break from the ones who need us so much. You and Ella will appreciate each other so much 5 days from now. It will be the sweetest homecoming! Have a great time!

Linda Darjean said...

Enjoy your time!!! I want to know how it goes from a "mommy" perspective. eric and i really need to get away before the new baby i want to know how you do because i think i am equally as nervous. i know i shouldnt be, but you know how it goes. i hope you have a great time! we worry about them so much but they are just fine!!!

Lolly said...

I hope you have a great trip. This is one of the best things you can do for your marriage. It will keep it alive. Make time each week to go out with your spouse alone and go away together a couple of times a year. My husband and I have been happily married for 28 years and this has helped to keep us going strong. Your children will also benefit in many ways.

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

I miss you! I hope you're having so much fun. Avoid the Shirley Temples at La Margarita because they put whip cream on them. That's just some free info for ya. Church was not the same tonight without y'all!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Please blog about your trip! can't wait to hear about it!