For my last birthday my dear friend and fellow mama, Kelly, flew down from Oregon so we could both enjoy some desperately needed baby-free time. We drove to the mountains for a mini getaway.
We drank whiskey in the hottub, saw the late showing of a movie and made the best waffles I’ve ever eaten. It was wonderful.
It took me well over a year to leave Lewie overnight, but I wish I had prioritized a kid’s-free vacation sooner, even if it was just one solo night away. Being away gives you the opportunity to do the things you once took for granted, like enjoying a dinner out without a squirming toddler, staying up late reading, drinking HOT coffee while it’s still hot, you know, the little things.
And mostly, being away makes you realize that all those little things you missed when you were child-free are truly just that — little things — and can’t compare with the joy of raising a tiny soul. BUT, sometimes it takes a night, or a few nights, away to remember this. How about you, do you take kids-free vacations?
P.S. Our cabin was in Idyllwild, a sweet little mountain town a couple hours east of Los Angeles. I highly recommend it for a quick city escape!