I was supposed to spend this weekend off with a bunch of my girlfriends in a secret, secret location where no kids or husbands can find us. Well…that’s not entirely true. Sometimes they do manage to find us and stop in for a brief moment to say hello or drop forgotten item off for us.
I was in the middle of loading my stuff up in the car when I realized that Mimi, who has been sick all week,(and passing it on to me) really needed me to stay with her. I have to admit that I was a bit resentful about missing out on my weekend away. After all, my youngest daughter keeps telling me that she’s nearly an adult and can take care of herself.
Once I got over my little pity party, I realized that these nights and days that I will be able to spend with my child are becoming more and more rare. So, I allowed myself to feel the sweet contentment of laying on the couch snuggled up with my daughter. We spent our evening sipping on blue Gatorade (because it’s the miracle cure-all for sickies) and watching cheesy movies.
I do miss having my Girls’ Weekend away. Still, I also know that there will be more of them to attend. I’m not sure how many more quiet Friday nights I’ll have with my girl.