Sunday, August 17, 2008

Greetings from the South Pacific

Aaaaaah. Do you hear that? Neither do I. I'm on my second day of vacation from my day job - Brahm and Oliver. Brooks took them down to his parents' house for the weekend and I am all by myself. All I can hear is the soft hum of the box fan and even though I'm here in Sandy, as far as I'm concerned I may as well be lying on the beach somewhere warm and tropical. Now that I think about it, I really need to renegotiate my contract and build this kind of vacation clause in for three or four times a year at least.

Down at grandma and grandpa's, Brahm and Oliver are doing the same thing.

Things I have done since they left:

•stayed up late watching TV with all my neglected pedicure supplies laid out in front of me
•went for a bike ride without a trailer attached
•slept in
•sat through stake conference this morning without having to break up a fight
•didn't make lunch
•was the first to take a nap after church
•read for as long as I wanted without hiding in a closet
•took another nap
•read some more
•slept some more
•called a friend without having to schedule it on the family calendar
•nothing in general, and lots of it

The other side of the coin is that their absence allows me to see just what the little anklebiters add to my life. This isn't mom-guilt that compels me to include this piece of info, either - it's actually with a certain amount of surprise that I do. It will be nice, for a change, to actually feel delight when I see them again tomorrow. I guess that what vacation is for.

But I won't have to think about that for another seventeen and a half hours...


Utah Grammie said...

Love it! You take the time when you need - it'll make you sane - and what's better than a sane Mother?? Hmmm..don't know...I don't know that I've ever met one....

BakerBloggers-Matt & Jenny said...

Matt gave me this same gift a couple of months ago. He left for 2 days and took the kids. It was heaven! I didn't need to go anywhere, just to be by myself without anyone needing me was fabulous!
I'm glad you enjoyed your "time off from work", it sounds very refreshing. And then, back to it...

Anonymous said...

Hey, Jenny. Found your blog on the Shakespears' site. Had I known you were on "vacation" I would have brought my li'l newborn over. :) Glad you enjoyed your time off.

Gaby and Ben Kingery said...

Jenny, Kristen tuned me in on the fact that you have a blog. I love your writing and how you manage to put your thoughts into meaningful perspectives we can all enjoy!

I was gone for an hour tonight and really missed Liam. Strange, I thought I might lose it earlier as he was throwing black beans on the carpet and smooshing them in. A good break does us wonders.

Keli'i and Megan said...

Love it and definitely relate...miss those kiddies when they're gone! And it's good that they go, so I don't kill them from time to are you Jenny? Hope all is well!


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