Import customers in town, issues at work, deadlines to meet, events scheduled, kids standardized school testings … the list of endless HAVE TO’S we had this week were endless.
All reasons NOT to take a break. Every week the last 8 weeks we’ve been trying to plan our Spring Break trip, but that list just kept growing. We kept having to “wait and see” how this or that went, so we just never booked it. But honestly that’s usually how it works for us, we can’t plan ahead because of the lives we have and have to wait until our almost breaking point to put ourselves and our own family first.
Last week I had a horrible Friday, THAT was our breaking point! That was the last straw pulled that made the hubby throw in the towel! Throw in OUR towel. We had enough and needed a break.
Why does it take it to get to that point?
That entire list of cant’s were ALL for and about someone or something else other than the four of us. Why do we let this happen? We let all the stress for everything and everyone else add on top of our own responsibilities until our heads are not even above the water anymore.
It was time to throw in our towel. Who cares if we’re not supposed to pull the kids out because of standardized testing, I think they’ll still take our tuition money next year even if we do. Or who cares if we can’t leave because of work issues, because really when is there not issues let someone else deal with them for a bit. Or who cares if I have a deadline I need to meet by Monday, I’ll still wake up Tuesday with the same deadline.
There’s never a good time, that’s my point. That pile will still be there when we get back. It’s never a good time For them, but it’s always a good time for US to take a step back and pour back into us, as a family.
Everyone has those moments, at least I know every mom does. The moment that your responsibility pile is at the verge of tipping!
A break is so needed. A break together. One thing I’ve noticed about our family, even the kids, is we give 110% of ourselves to everything and everyone BUT ourselves and each other in our everyday home life. Forcing ourselves to throw in the towel and get out of dodge together here and there, gives us that time to reconnect and give ourselves back to only…each other!
It’s amazing how great my boys get along when we travel together. When there is not someone else in the mix to give their attention too.
It’s also amazing how easily they are entertained. How sweet and thankful they are to us because they have our undivided attention. How screen time simply really isn’t a thing because their so busy playing. We’re not on work calls, constantly distracted with emails, attending to no other person than them. THAT’S when their happiest.
There will always be time for life to get in the way, but thankful for these moments that we realize our limit and take a step back to reconnect and make memories that will make the most difference in our in lives.
Typing this quick blog as I enjoy my Dominican coffee listening to the ocean and the sunrise (gosh, they have some good coffee btw!) as my sunburned faced kiddos are still asleep for now 13 hours because they’ve been playing so hard together! (which is not usual for them!)
Happy Monday MomQueens!
I hope you remember to take a step back from time to time. Take a break for yourself, for your partner, for your kiddos even if it’s as big as a last minute vaca or as small as a time out hiding in the bathroom (because you know we ALL have been there!) Take a moment for you!