Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cindy Lou Who meets Ellyphant...

I am in Ohio visiting Kaci and the family! So Dad (A.K.A. DH) is on Kid duty for 4 days! I am very curious to see what condition my house will be in, if my kids are still dressed in their PJ's when I get home, if they ate anything homemade or just all fast food, and just how much they missed me.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder ~ isn't that the saying? I guess we'll find out if it's true. I've been away from them before, for work. But they were short trips. And this one is much farther away. And involves a plane, and seeing their most favorite person, Elly. So they are having a hard time with Mom being gone this time.

And every time I leave, I am bombarded with "what did you buy me?" So I guess I will need to walk in the door with some goodies they just can't wait to have, but then I will find lying on their bedroom floors days later forgotten.

I miss them and DH, and I always feel guilty when I leave them. But someone told me the other day to stop feeling that. Because I am not JUST a mom, I am also a woman, a person and a friend who needs time for just me. There is plenty of time for me to be mom when I come back, so to enjoy myself while I am gone. And I thought that sounded like some pretty good advice! So I'll report when I arrive back home, how much guilt crept into my trip.

For now, I'm off to play with little Elly and get my Ellyphant fill before I have to board that plane back home.


Anonymous said...

Get your fill and then you'll be all rejuvenated when you get home! Have fun!

Kaci said...

Having so much fun with you! Hurry up and get up! :D

Leah said...

LOL to Kaci's comment!!!! ha ha ha!

Glad you're having fun and got a chance to get away... I understand the guilt factor though. I cried to two friends I had over on Friday about how guilty I feel over taking Emily to Florida in July and not the boys... Dan keeps trying to make me feel okay about it by saying it's OUR dear friends we're visiting, not the boys, and they'll get their chance at D.World or D.Land someday, too, but STILL. guilt guilt guilt... anyway, I hope you've been able to push the guilt aside enough to enjoy the heck out of your time there. and I hope you come up with some neat souveniers!