Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring break

Spring break isn't anything to me. Really, it's just another excuse to let the kids stay home from school and drive the parents batty while giving the teachers a week to let their hair grow back.

Although the kids do drive me crazy I rarely let them leave home for any period of time. I just don't trust anyone with them. What if they misbehave while they are away? What if they get hurt? What if they wake up in the middle of the night crying wanting to come home and it could be a few hours before I can get to them? What if they learn something new and I miss it?

This is the 3rd time in almost 8 years of having children that I have let the girls go. They are at my grandmothers (well my ex-step-grandma's.. long story lol). Grandma has taken them once before, for a week. They did exceptionally well then but I was still nervous. The other time they were away was when they spent a weekend at my mothers. Having Dan deployed, I figured I would go more insane this week, so I asked my grandma to take the girls for a few days. I trust her, I know that is going against what I just said up there ^, but you know what I mean. I know how well grandma took care of me when I visited. The girls enjoy fun crafts with her and grandpa. I can't wait to see what they bring home. When I called to check on them tonight, grandpa was helping them make journals. They also go to church with them. I am FAR from a church goer but the girls seem to enjoy it when they go. And of course, they enjoy staying up later then at home and eating all the stuff mom won't let them!

I know kids have to grow up but time goes by so fast! They are becoming such independent girls. It breaks my heart to think of all the things Dan has missed with the kids but at the same time I am grateful he was here for the birth of all four of the kids! Alot of military wives do not get that. I hope this week is enjoyable for the girls as well as grandma and grandpa... and well, for myself too. It's quiet without them here. Kaiden went to bed alot better then the usual, lets talk to bubba and have mom come upstairs and be a bit annoyed and angry with us nights. I think I am seceretly missing them already.. SHHHH! Don't tell anyone, I will never admit it.

I hope they don't get mad when they come home and mom took a garbage bag to their room they left a mess!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's something that all moms go through, Jenn. I still tend to get a little apprehensive when the kids (separately) go to stay with Dh's dad and stepmom... I miss them a lot, but I know they have a really good time with them.

    It's supposed to be in the high 50's and mostly sunny today, so we might just get to go outside today!