Are We There Yet?

OK, so we don’t leave until tomorrow morning and West Point is not far at all, but I really can’t wait to go. Some things I am looking forward to:

  • Sleeping past 4:30 or 5 AM.
  • Going to the bathroom without having to protect the TP from N.
  • Eating while sitting down
  • Not having to coax anyone off of the table
  • No crying/whining for 24+ hours
  • Not having to spend every waking minute of the day picking crap up off the floor
  • Not having to listen to children’s music or watch children’s programming
  • Not stepping on any Lego blocks

Simple pleasures, I tell you. Your entire perspective changes once you become a parent. Five years ago, none of these things would even have crossed my mind; I’d be looking forward eating at nice restaurants, enjoying the Hudson River views, going on tours, shopping, and so forth. And yes I’m looking forward to all that too, but they’re not the first things that come to my mind anymore. Of course I’m sure I’ll miss my little guys, but they’ll be having a great time with Grandma. And we all need to get away from it all once in a while.

I can’t wait!!!


  1. Brooke says:

    Ah….. lucky you !!! I so know what you mean. I have Ethan 100% of the time… without any help, so it’s all on me. He doesn’t have anyone else to jump on, talk to, play with – it’s all me all the time. I’ve just started realizing that I need some time to myself and have gotten my parents to keep him a few times just so I can have some ME time. It’s important that you and hubby get some alone time too – it really helps a relationship stay strong ! Enjoy it !

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