Things on my list to do for the next 2 days:
*Go to bed without a monitor by my head.
*Order room service breakfast.
*Hike a trail somewhere.
*Read a paper and drink a cup of coffee without any interruptions.
*Wipe nobody's nose.
*Wipe nobody's butt.
*Have a conversation (or two) with Bryan.
*Ride in a car without kids' music or Monsters, Inc. in the background.
*Play a card game without anyone messing up the piles.
*Eat dinner at a restaurant that doesn't accomodate children.
*Meander through a cute shop without worrying that someone is going to break anything (I'm leaving Bryan in the hotel room for this one.)
*Not pack diapers, wipes, snacks, sippy cups, toys, a pack-n-play, a booster seat, Blue Dog or Green Frog.
I love my kids. And I love being with them. But I am sooooo looking forward to some time to just be Laurie instead of "Moooooom!!" or "Dada" (yeah, Chase is still stonewalling me on the Mama thing.) I want to make it a point to take a weekend once a year just to be Laurie and Bryan. I think it's important. Otherwise I will be a lunatic before I am 35. Bryan will get there sooner.
So, thanks again, Papa and Gaga!! You ROCK!