This Thursday, Brendan and I will be hopping on a plane bound for Mexico. Cabo San Lucas to be exact. Brendan’s super excited; I’m a bit nervous. You see, we’re leaving both of the boys at home!
It’s not the first time we have left our child at home and have jet-setted to a far-away place. Last time, we traveled to the US Virgin Islands for five nights, leaving a three-year-old Benjamin home with our parents. I remember hoping Will would be conceived in St. John and almost bought a onesie that said “MADE IN ST. JOHN” because I SWORE up and down he would be. But, no, he wasn’t. I know where and when, but it’s boring, so I won’t share that.
Last time we went away we had one child; now we have two. Because of that extra child, I’m more nervous. Does that even make sense? It’s like I have more to lose if something happened. I have more responsibility now. More people depend on me. BUT, on the other hand, I also know I’m lucky. We have incredible parents who are willing to look after our boys so we can go on vacation, and for that I am grateful.
I’m nervous, but also excited. It’s just for three nights, but it will be three nights that my husband and I won’t be getting up at the crack of dawn to get someone breakfast. Or waiting until 9 p.m. to spend some time to ourselves. It’s so important to get away, just you two. If it’s to Mexico, that’s amazing. If it’s to somewhere more local, even if for just one day, that’s awesome. Try it. Even if you’re nervous like me. I know I won’t regret it, and I’m sure you wouldn’t either.
P.S. I’ll take pictures!
Caroline is mom to two beautiful boys, wife to a wonderfully-supportive husband, and the owner of a successful social media management and content writing business called Flourish Marketing. She also blogs at Labour to Launch, a site meant to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.