Time Out for Mom and Dad

Sitting under an umbrella in the sun relaxing by the beach. A get away just for two. Takes awhile to unwind and relax, but once we do...


It's weird to have no responsibilities. No pull of kids, outside obligations, housework or errands. 

Will we have anything to talk about? Who are we away from suburban mom and dad? Is it okay to pamper ourselves and take a time out? 

Get up to the room, take in the ocean view, hear the waves, and yes, we definitely start to feel more comfortable taking time away.


Real uninterrupted conversation, what a treat! Ordering off a menu with no regard to what anyone else will enjoy other than ourselves. Staying up late, sleeping in. Riding bikes with no agenda. A walk on the beach.


Reading a book, watching a movie. Laughing at pictures taken with a selfie stick.


Reconnecting. Making memories. Returning home refreshed. Ready to embrace the ones that call us Mom and Dad.




19 comments:

  1. How fun! Trying real hard not to be jealous ... My daughter hears me saying all the time, "Mommy needs a vacation. At the beach." So she'll tell me we can go to the beach together. Sweetie. Glad you got some time for yourself.

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    1. Haha! The beach with your husband and the beach with your kids are definitely two different kinds of vacation! :)

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  2. What a beautiful get away! So glad you were able to have some alone time with just the two of you. It's so important.

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  3. How jealous am I?? 😊 What gem of a person is looking after your kids and can I borrow them? 😉

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    1. So true! I have to give a shout out to all the grandparents. Couldn't go without their help!

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  4. Happy to hear you're having a fabulous break without the kids - make the most of each and every minute x

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    1. Thanks! We did savor it. Reality came quickly when we got back home!

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  5. Love the pictures, I could have used some of that weather yesterday (and today!) You both kept a very straight face while using the selfie stick, I'm proud of you.

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    1. Haha! The selfie stick is great. Much better than trying to get random people to take our picture!

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  6. How fun! What a beautiful place! We need these breaks don't we, but my husband and I always laugh about what we talk about when we are away from the kids. We usually talk about our kids!

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    1. That's true, Jennifer! But at least your conversation about them isn't interrupted by them! :)

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  7. Nice pictures! Glad you could get away!

    Mom

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for watching the girls! :)

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  8. Such a beautifully written post - and gorgeous scenery! Looks like you had a fabulous time. My teenage kids just gave me a selfie stick - - as a hint that I should publish more pictures of me instead of them on my blog, I think!

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  9. What a beautiful shot of paradise. I could almost feel my own shoulders soften from the reverberations! Looks like you had a great time ... and a recharged battery is one of the best things a parent could ever have!

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  10. Marie! You're back! YAY!
    I missed your posts . . . and am happy to see that you were 'busy' in paradise ;0)
    I love getting away for long weekends with my husband when we get a chance . . . which isn't too often; but they're a great re-charge, which I think is great for couples.
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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