In approximately 12 days we leave the oven we call Phoenix and head east for the summer. I am pretty sure the timing couldn't be any better as I am beyond ready for a break. It is different than needing a Starbucks run or getting a manicure or pedicure. It isn't the same as wanting to go away from the kids for a night or two. No matter what we would just be relocating to different scenery, we can't really escape the life we are living, and to be honest I don't want that either. The way I look at our summer break is that we get to press the pause button.
I am ready to spend two months with limited distractions from the kids. No (planned) doctors appointments, no therapy appointments, no waiting on hold to nag a distributor because we have been waiting a ridiculous amount of time to receive an item that we were assured we were getting weeks earlier. I am ready to not have to sync calendars and organize a schedule. I am ready to not have to wonder what creative rejection Aetna will send us in the mail for an item they have been covering for months on end, but randomly decided they just aren't in the mood to cover it any longer. I am ready for an actual real life distraction.
I am ready to reconnect with those friends who I follow on facebook and see their adorable family pictures, but whom there wasn't enough time to actually talk to over the past 10ish moths. I am excited to see how our decision (okay, it was really just mine) to drive this year with four children seven and under pans out (this really should be some fantastic fun (sarcasm and honesty included). I am ready to be surrounded by greenery, mountains, and farms that are tucked away from the hustle and bustle. I am ready to not have time commitments other than times to drop off and pick the kids up from camp (which Sonzee and I can walk to to achieve and hopefully be on time too).
The last 10 months have been tiring, chaotic, daunting, and waring. I am ready to get some renewed strength, some umph, and refill my energy tank to full to make it through the 10 months that will follow our homecoming in August. I am so grateful that we are able to relocate for the summer and get away because I am so beyond ready to hit pause.
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