So I have a question and need to know if it’s a real thing or if I’m just being moody and crazy…
Does it really count as a “vacation” if you’re still doing almost everything you’d be doing if you were at home? Like does it even count if you’re still the main one taking care of the kids, making sure they don’t get hurt or hurt each other, cleaning up after them…y’all know- the usual “mom stuff” that I do any other day that we’re at home?
Maybe I’m just crazy, or getting ready for my menstrual and extra emotional, but it really doesn’t feel like a vacation to me anymore. The constant running around chasing kids, watching them play so they don’t get hurt or hurt someone else, making their bottles, making their plates for dinner….it’s literally the same stuff I do at home. I’m not on vacation, I’m just parenting in a different location.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love the change of scenery, and it’s always great to see family that lives far away. But I would love a vacation where we either don’t bring the kids (even if it’s just over night) or one where we bring the kids, but I actually don’t have to do all the responsibility of watching them. Even if it only happens once, and even if it’s just an overnight trip somewhere.
So…am I crazy or this like a normal thing??