Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thanks, Mom!

My last post was thanking my husband.  This one is to thank my Mom.

When I heard my husband would be leaving town for work for 10 to 14 days I had a bit of a panic attack.  That is really beyond the amount of time I feel comfortable being a single parent.  So I called my Mom and subtly let her know that she would be more than welcome to come down for a visit.

She immediately went online, found a good flight on points, and after calling back to check, went ahead and booked an 8 day stay.  And what a joy it was to have her with us for the past week.  As she said this morning over our last shared coffee of the visit, the days were long but the week flew by.  I told her I think that's what it's like when you hang out with little people so much.

In the time she was here we managed to go swimming, to numerous parks, and to a puppet show.  I also managed to have a massage (at the budget training school near my home), to go clothes shopping, and to go grocery shopping all by myself.  Not only that, but we also booked a babysitter on Saturday night and went for a fabulous Italian meal at DeCarlo's Restaurant in DC.

I was exhausted and overwhelmed when she arrived, and I am blessed to have a Mom who swooped in and helped with all the details of life with my kids.  The cooking, the cleaning, the playing and the general tickidy boom of the house hold went so much smoother because she was here.

I am lucky to have such a great Mom.  And I am grateful we enjoy each others company so much.

She flew back to Canada today and we will miss her.  But guess who arrives from Canada tomorrow?  My Mother in Law!  We have back to back coverage and the kids and I are blessed.  As my husband said the morning he flew home from his most recent business trip, "I love my family."


Kimberly said...

So nice! And what is this budget massage training school, please share :)

Mamabeing said...

awww..that's sweet. I feel that way when my mom comes to help too. My man goes away waaaay too often for business....