Thursday, November 8, 2012

5 Things Moms Should Know


1. Before you leave, hug them even tighter than you really should. You will miss them more than you imagined. It'll be ok. I promise. Now, go have a glass of wine. 

2. Remember to pack extra Advil. When you have one too many glasses of wine you'll realize hangovers are much worse than you remembered. 

3. When you return from your time away, your child will not run to you. Let that sink in, and don't convince yourself otherwise. They.Will.Not.Run.To.You.

4. Do not spend your rare moments of child-free mess worrying they're getting off schedule. There is no doubt those Grandparents tossed your notes aside the moment your car pulled out the driveway. You should be more concerned about the level of smothering happening at home than the routine. 

5. It will take a day (or so) for your little one to come around to their usual daily routine. Those days will be awful, and you will reconsider if that bit of vacation was worth it. It was. Stay calm and give it 48 hours. The toddler you know as your child will return and with an extra sloppy kiss to spare just for mama.

Happy Travels, y'all! I'd love to hear what you've learned in traveling sans baby as a new parent!

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12 comments:

  1. I need this reminder even though our toddler is coming with us on an upcoming weekend wedding trip! It will take days to get back into routine! Must not stress!

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  2. This is SSOOOO true! I am always so excited to run and see my daughter, but then she always denies me and is grumpy to me! It's the worst!

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  3. This is such a good reminder, and I laugh when I think back to the first time we left our first kid (now 6) at 8 months and now when we drop both kids off, we almost run out of the house!

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  4. We learned we are still fun. And we are tired. Oh so tired

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  5. Yep. Your child won't run to you. Your child just might start crying and break your heart.

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  6. I know...I always wanted Nolan to miss me...and when I come home to get him he's like ehhh no big deal. Great post!

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  7. oh boy, we are leaving right now for a weekend trip without the kids. i'm so nervous!

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  9. Great, great tips! We've left Braden a number of times...but it has gotten harder (believe it or not) the older he gets because he's more aware we're gone!

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  10. #4 is so true! Took me all of 3 hours to get into this mindset when I left for the beach! The smothering and spoiling done by grandparents is so much more meaningful than a routine!

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  11. #4 is by far my biggest struggle!! but you are so right!

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