I’ve actually been wanting skinny jeans for a while, but never found ones I liked. Until now. (Thank you JC Penny clearance rack.) Now I’m on the hunt for some cute cowboy boots.
We had a great weekend. Exactly what I needed. One night we went out and heard live music and drank chocolate martinis and stayed out until midnight. We spent the next day in Minneapolis and did grown up things like wandered around an art museum, ate lunch at a Greek restaurant, shopped at consignment stores, drank wine in the afternoon and went out for sushi. The next day we hung out it our comfies and read books and drank lots of coffee.
It. Was. Awesome. The weekend away was exactly what I needed.
Don’t misunderstand me … I love my kids. They’re my favorite little people and by far my life’s greatest accomplishment. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything. But being a stay at home mom of two little ones is really hard for me. In the midst of long days at home, I often miss feeling like an accomplished, competent adult. The day to day life of raising kids is so demanding that it’s easy to lose perspective.
That’s why I needed this past weekend. I don’t know how my husband knew that I’d need this so badly, but somehow he picked the perfect timing for this gift. And I came home refreshed and fulfilled and ready to pour myself out for kids again.
It’s funny how just a little time away can restore perspective about what I really want in life.