In 12 years, my husband and I have been on 3 vacations before kids. Since having 2 babies in 2 years, we've haven't been alone together in 3 years. I understand some families never get to go on vacation, so I probably sound like I'm complaining. But not having a break in 3 years is definitely a lot of Mommy-ing all day long with no babysitter, no nanny, no relatives to help. From always having 2 babies on 2 hips, not being able to pee by myself and off setting nap schedules all day long, sometimes I feel like I almost am not myself anymore constantly taking care of my babies and not doing my hair, and even forget to shower some days. I remember someone say to me if you have children you should be home everyday with them because you wanted to have them. I have others say, you deserve to get away. I have friends who have a sitter every weekend for date night. I have some friends who's parents half raise their children. And then I have some friends (like myself) who do it all by theirselves. Now don't get me wrong I love that I have 3 kids, the last 2 being 15 months apart. And yes, it was planed like that. Motherhood is hands down the best job in the world. But it's also exhausting. So why can't I have a break too?! Flying to Las Vegas last week was pretty much the best week ever. I got to sleep in, walk around with only a purse, take a hot shower in peace, eat hot food when it was served and not worry about tantrums, meltdowns, complaining, bedtimes or schedules. Does this sound selfish? For me, I think in order to be the best mom I can be for them, I want to be the best version of myself. Did I have to go to Vegas to do that? Of course not, but it sure was fun. Going away acting like a young kid in love with my hubby running around Vegas definitely puts it all in perspective. It was refreshing to have a break and made us wake up with a grateful heart everyday and happy for the ALREADY happy lives we have with our three boys. So good for the soul?! Hell yea! 🙂
If you decide to bring your kids to Vegas like I did last year with 2 kids and being pregnant (wait...why did I do that again?!) there is more for children than you may think. Here is my original blogpost from last year about taking kids to Vegas. Give it a read -- https://thebeachyblonde.com/travel/top-12-kid-friendly-places-to-go-on-the-las-vegas-strip/
When was the last time you went away kid free or did something just for yourself?