This past weekend I attended my 10 year university reunion. I am still in shock that it's been 14 years since I first stepped foot on the red soil of Huntsville, Alabama, creating a lifetime of memories at the best HBCU, Oakwood University.
With my closest friends in tow, we were able to catch up, reminisce and enjoy being childless. Yes--we left the children at home.
So many people asked, "Where are the girls?"
My response: "At home with daddy!"
Seeing the other parents with strollers and toddlers being dragged by the arms over the 3 day festivities, just looked like too much for both the parents and kids.
Don't get me wrong. I always miss my girls when I'm away. But having some freedom was nice. It was refreshing to have adult talk without two little ones tugging on my dress and whining, "Mommy I'm hungry", "Mommy I'm tired", "Mommy I need to use the bathroom!"
I love being a mom, but sometimes mothers forget themselves. Sometimes we need to have time to just be ladies, enjoy getting ready without thinking about whether you packed the snacks or enough diapers. This weekend my only care was that my phone was charged and that my lip gloss was poppin! lol
Let us know if you have taken any trips lately without your family. Have you had any ladies only weekends? If so,where?
I will definitely planning another one in the very near future. A happy woman is a happier mom!