Or shall I say Mother's Weekend? What a lucky gal I am. I had a brilliant idea about two months ago during an exceptionally difficult period Scarlett was having regarding whining, crying, complaining, and just being plain difficult. The dads would take the girls camping to give us moms a break! Oh may I pat my own back and say what a fabulous, wonderful, and even miraculous time I conjured.
They did in fact go camping, much to the delight of the children as well. Our good friend Gary and his daughter Leia accompanied my now behaving child ,who is back to herself, (Praise). The went to Pierre Marquette and had a great time! Of course they took turns squabbling like sisters and prompty flipped to getting along well. But, did I care? No! Because I did not have to break up or mitigate one single fight. Why, because I was at home luxuriating in my Mother's day dream!
Look! See how happy she was too! Win win for everyone!
I went out to eat and did not talk about my kid (very little at least maybe uttered one or two words) one single iota! Not one word! Came home and did not miss anybody. Nope. Not me. Next slept in very late (although I woke up once at the normal time to let the dogs out and then another time when I dreamed my little smiling girl was waking me up! agghhhhh) and luxuriated on the couch. Did not make breakfast but ate leftovers. Then, I worked in the yard the rest of the afternoon without interruption! Oh joyous day!
Sunday morning I went to our normal Sunday morning brunch at our friend's house. The boys, the ticks, and the girls were back from their adventure. She ran into my arms!!!!! Talking happily and filling me in on her weekend I realized why this weekend was so good.....because she missed me yet had a wonderful time without me.
This makes me so happy as a mother that my daughter loves me and is happy and well rounded. She has a father that she loves and I love. What a nice family I have! I loved to see them go and took a deep breath in and did a little happy jig once they finally walked out the door to go camping but my heart did the jig when they returned.