Did you hear that Hubby and I spent last weekend away? It was wonderful!
We actually returned to the kids, though, and even brought back some souvenir photos.

See if you can guess what’s missing from each shot…

A child strapped to Hubby’s back, poking sticky fingers into his ears.

A child teetering on top of this rock. Or asking if he could jump off. Or asking if this rock is higher than the one her brother sat on five minutes ago.

Children begging for a harp of their very own. Swearing that of course there’s room in the house. Or promising to give away three stuffed animals each if we will just buy a harp pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease.

A child shouting just as the music quiets,
“Mama! Is that guy from the real Mexico or the Disney one??”

The short temper that comes from sleeping only 5 hours a night.
The darting eyes that must look in three different directions at all times.
The weariness from not finishing a husband-wife conversation in days.
The spinning thoughts that run nonstop on my mind’s treadmill.
The tasty drink in my hand that I haven’t shared with a single germy child.

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It’s a wonder we came home at all.


  1. A little rest, relaxation and real adult alone time. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of what a weekend away from 3 kids is like.

    Someday… ;-)

  2. ….so are we going to see a picture of those good looking boots skidding across the dance floor to the sound of The Gourds?

  3. Am so jealous right now, could cry, instead will try to be bigger person and happy for you…I just remembered that you have three of them and I only have the one, guess we’re even?

  4. You won’t see the boots skidding across the floor because those boots were too busy jumping up and down like a pogo stick. Gotta love the Gourds!!
    So glad y’all made the trip.

  5. LOL…and LOL again! I am glad you two had a great weekend because I DID TOO! Thanks for letting me babysit. Do I dare ask how much trouble Grandma & I are in after breaking so many rules?

    Love U the most,
    Aunt Edie

  6. As a mother to three kids 7 and younger, I have to say….I”M SO JEALOUS. The last weekend the hubs and I had together was a marriage retreat a few years ago- I was preggo with #3 and while it was a wonderful experience, it was not a vacation : ).

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