Monday, November 21, 2011

the weekend of wang.


what would you do if you had the entire weekend to yourself?

drink nothing but chocolate milk?  sew til 2 am?  sleep in til 9:30?  check, check & check.

because this last weekend i did.  sam took parker over to eastern washington to visit his parents & go to a washington state football game while i stayed back to hang out with girlfriends & shoot a family session.

thus: the legendary weekend of wang.
{if you can't remember where i got the nickname of "wang", you may need to revisit this post.}

at first i thought it was crazy.  i told sam i had a girl's night out planned for friday & also had a family shoot on saturday.  "hmmmm, ok." he replied, "i think parker & i will go to my parent's this weekend & i'm gonna go to a wsu game with my dad."

you guys?  it's a six hour drive to sam's parents.  parker has NEVER been that far away from me.  i have never been away from him for longer than a night.  i didn't believe it.  but then?  it sounded amazing.  having the house all to myself for two days & two nights?  for the first time in TWO YEARS?  oh the possibilities!  i could sew.  i could paint.  i could edit.  i could blog!  i could... do laundry?  yes, it was on the list.  while watching a chick flick!  i could do all these things without regard to nap time.

by the time sam & parker had the car loaded up & were driving away it was all i could do to keep the giant smile off my face.  don't get me wrong... i love my husband & my kid more than words but one little weekend to myself?  glorious.

i had pretty big plans.  besides the girls night & the family session, all my plans involved me being locked up inside my house like a hermit with lots of loud music.  i only got about half the things on my list accomplished but it was pretty awesome nonetheless.  to get to be nothing other than me for one weekend.  not a wife, not a mom, just me.  it was needed.

and by the end of those two days?  i needed the boys in my life back.  i missed 'em & they missed me.  distance truly makes the heart grow fonder.  and i'm so grateful for a husband that isn't afraid to take his kid off on his own & give me a little distance every now & then.

i'm a lucky girl.

25 comments:

  1. that sounds positively amazing!

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  2. sounds amazing!!! every couple months my parents will take the boys for a weekend so we get a break but the hubs is always here with me. i can't even remember the last time i was really alone

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  3. Sounds heavenly! I'm now planning one for myself!

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  4. You have no idea how jealous you made me with this post, girl. I was supposed to have the weekend to myself this past weekend too and it ended up not working out. BOO!!! But So glad you got some time to yourself. I bet it was AMAZING!!

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  5. um....omg. this is my dream. it must have been incredible!!!!

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  6. OMG I am totally cracking up over here because where I'm from, wang is slang for penis. For a moment, I thought you sat home and watched dirty movies all weekend. ROFL

    Mason's grandma takes him for the weekend every other month or so and it's absolutely amazing, but I've never had toddler AND husband free time! Wow!

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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  7. Sounds awesome! Sometimes moms just need a little time to take care of themselves!

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  8. I feel the same way when my boys all leave me, absolute glee, but ready for them to come home at the end.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  9. Wow...I couldn't imagine being completely alone anymore!!

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  10. WOOHOO! You deserve it girlie. That is way awesome, and I'm way jealous.

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  11. That's amazing. Friday night I got a badly needed haircut, eyebrow wax, and shopped around at Target for an hour or so sans screaming toddler in the cart and nagging husband. I was high off that experience that I have no idea what I'd do with an entire weekend!

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  12. I always look forward to those kind of day where it's just me by myself for a day or two but I always end up missing my kiddos and hubby. Glad you had some "me time" to yourself.

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  13. that sounds so lovely, even though I don't have any kids! LOL! And even made me a little teary when you were saying that you needed the boys back and they needed you! :)

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  14. woohoo for great weekends! It's always good to get a break every now and then. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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  15. wow that's awesome! i haven't had a weekend like that since Alex...and he is 4 1/2! sooo jealous! ;-)

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  16. sounds amazing. I am totally going to ask for that for christmas!!

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  17. so...that sounds pretty darn amazing and I am pretty darn jealous. don't think I'll be getting that for awhile but I'll enjoy it immensely when I do!

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  18. I have been away sans baby but never at MY OWN HOUSE alone! Oh the things I could get done....or not!
    Your weekend sounds divine! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  19. That sounds amazing. I have been away overnight, but to be left at home for a full weekend? I would get SO MUCH DONE! :)

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  20. I love that you got some girl time. What I love even more is how you spent it. I think I would be so overwhelmed and excited about the idea of 48 hours to myself I wouldn't know where to start.

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  21. I love if I get a day to myself!! It's hard to lose a part of you, and I think that little bit of alone time makes you a better wife and mommy. Good for you!

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  22. What a fun idea. I'll have to try this soon.

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