So last weekend we went home for a few days. We needed to get out of the city for a bit, and have some time with the family. It has been a stressful and busy few months after Christmas.
The issue with travelling 3 hours is that when you have children, you can’t just throw stuff in the car and head down whenever you like. It has to be done to suit the child.
We decided to travel down at bedtime, so we had the car packed up, gave monkey a bath and then put him in the car hoping he would sleep on the way down.
He did for a maybe 2 hours so it wasn’t too bad – he even went straight down to bed when we arrived at my parents too.
The problem with going home for 2 days is that it is quite full on. We all want to do so much so it is all go for the full 48 hours.
Hubby spent the majority of the time being taxi for my brother so he could referee some football matches, and so Mum didn’t have to do it. We all then just pottered around, went for coffee, to the park and then Mum took him swimming on Sunday morning while I used the gym.
Saturday night, my brother babysat so mum, dad, hubby and I could all go for dinner and drinks.
It was lovely to be out with them and to catch up and have grown up time. After a few bottles of prosecco and a couple of cocktails, the curry at the end of the night was perfect.
We travelled home on Sunday night at bedtime again. This meant that it was a long day but made Monday incredibly unproductive for all 3 of us getting back in to the weekday routine.
Mum and dad are coming up to see us in May for my birthday, then we are back down in June for mums birthday party so lots of things coming up over the next few months.
It has been really hard finding a balance and over the last few years and getting our priorities in order, but they definitely are now. I am already looking forward to our next trip home.
Did you all have a nice weekend?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO