I slept in this morning, as I like to do on New Years Day. Our New Years Eve celebrations included eating ice cream and watching movies in the comfort of our basement family room. Three of our five kids were scattered around town, and we simply enjoyed the quiet.
This morning, though, I was still tired when AJ woke me up for ice. Yes, he wanted ice at 8:00 in the morning. He’s been nursing a fever for the last few days and I suppose he was feeling warm.
After I got him cooled down, I fell asleep on the couch – a welcome treat in a household of seven. I woke up an hour and a half later feeling extremely disoriented. Not only had I dreamed about being late for church, but my brain incorporated the iTouch games and music I was hearing into my dreams.
We’ve only been home from our vacation for 3 days, and I’m wishing we could go back. Either that, or go back to school. Keeping kids busy at home while Daddy’s office is in the toy room is rough.
What I miss most about being on vacation:
Sleeping in every morning, and naps at any time of the day.
Walks on the beach. In sandals. And the sunset.
Uncles who entertain the kids.
Never having to hear the words, “Mommy, I’m bored!” or “Are we going to do anything today?”
I miss vacation, but what I’m really looking forward to is Monday and getting back to our routine. It’s been a wonderful break, full of memories, relaxation, and family time, but I’m ready for school to be back in!
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