Parenting = Stockholm Syndrome

So I’m writing this from the beach. DadingWITHOUTanxiety and I have been having a wonderful anniversary weekend. Sleeping in, spending quiet time together, bike riding around the island. My view right now is amazing. And guess what?

I miss Biggie and Smalls. Like SO BAD. I feel so guilty because this is our time to spend without them. To enjoy not being driven nuts or strung out by the heathens. But I do miss them. The quiet seems a little lonely. We’ve been talking about it and we know it’s normal. This is the first time we’ve been away from Smalls this long since he was born. And every cool thing we see makes us wish we could share it with Biggie, who would love the sights and all the ice cream we’ve had 🙂

But I know this: Dading and I can’t show up for our kids if we don’t take care of ourselves. How do we have patience for them if we are strung out and exhausted? So this long weekend is about us decompressing and spending time with each other, so we can be better and more patient parents. Taking a step back without them makes us realize how truly rich we are in our lives, and how much joy those two little monsters bring to our lives every minute of every day. I hope as they get older they will see that their parents actually loved each other and took the time to cultivate that relationship because it was important. And hopefully they will grow up to do the same in their own lives.

So until we get back to them, I’m going to enjoy the sun, the sleep, the relaxation and the quiet. Because I know that’s over the second we get home. Love your kids, miss them, appreciate them- and I think being away from them helps with that.

I’m sure Dading and I will be more than ready for the next anniversary weekend 😉

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