Ok, I have a secret to share. The secret to a few moments of pure bliss. Are you ready?
First, get someone to watch your kids, that's the hard part. Then find a good deep one of these:
Fill it up with nice hot water, soak, and while soaking in the nice hot water, eat this:
I'm telling you it is glorious! I experienced this moment of bliss this weekend when Ryan and I got a night away. My wonderful Sister-in-law Summer stayed over night with our kids, and her kids (brave woman!) so Ryan and I could get a much needed night away. Ryan has been stressed beyond belief and I knew I needed to get him to relax for a little while so off we went to the Little America! Our room was fabulous! It was on the top floor with a balcony you could walk out on with a view of all of downtown. We went to dinner at The Garden and then went back to the room where I experienced the a fore mentioned moments of bliss. Unfortunately, I didn't sleep very well because I've had this head cold that has made me miserable, but its was still a fabulous night out. We lazed around in the morning, I got ANOTHER bath and then we had a great breakfast in the hotel before we headed home. It really is amazing what 18 hours away from home, and messes, and kids can do for you! I was extremely happy to get home and see my kids and I enjoyed all of their little quirks and cute things they do. Whew, mom sure needed that! Thanks again Summer and, of course, thanks to Ryan for going with me and making it so great and allowing my to pamper myself a little!
On another note, we spoke in church yesterday. It was terrifying. But, I think it went fairly well. I'm glad its over!
And one more update, Beth is still doing SO well in the potty-training department! We just had our first outing sans diapers or pull-ups and it went great! She's still not 100%, the whole #2 thing is a little tricky for her, but she's staying dry and it makes me over the moon excited! Woohoo!!