Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why it is Crucial to get some Girl Time

For the past four years my BFF and I look forward to getting together with 18,000 of our closests un-known sisters and spend two days being uplifted, rejuvenated and renewed. It is such a wonderful experience to do this, for four days we have names, we get to do whatever we want to do, even have mint brownines for breakfast if we want too, but that was not such a good idea. We laugh till all hours of the night and feel like teen-agers again until we call home and hear from our kids. Then they proceed to tell on Dad of all the things that he is not doing right. We console them and then chuckle that Dad is dealing with this and we get to ignore it all for another day.
So why is it Crucial to get girl time?
It is not only really, really necessary for the mom, helps with her sanity, but it really does make your family miss you. When I got home, I was tackled with hugs from my kids, Sweet-boy did not let go of me for the longest time. Drama Queen was not satisfied till she let me know all the things that had not gone as normal and that they had had Eggo's for dinner the entire time I was gone. My house is very messy and needing of a good scrubbing, laundry is it's own monster and the cookies and goodies are dangerously low, but I can see over all that. I have a renewed sense of who I am, that I make a big difference in the world and in my own little circle. Thanks Crazy Lady, WC would not be the same without you.


Caroline said...

I'm so glad you got some girl time. That's a good picture of you and your friend. We women need to get away with each other every so often. I am firmly convinced it helps us be better mothers.

Busy Lady said...

It was such great fun! Yes, the mint brownies for breakfast were a BAD idea, my stomach still hurts thinking about it. The ice cream at the creamery was the bomb though and I want another one of those "sliders" - yum!! I think most of the fun comes from the fact that I can share it all with you, except for that penny incident maybe.... I love that I have a friend who is good enough to sit on the ledge of her shower stall and talk to me while I am finishing my shower because we are deep in conversation. You are the best!!!!!!

Elena said...

You are so lucky to have a BFF to go with you!! I've got to get me one like that. Glad you had a great time.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

So actually sitting there talking to you was so that I could keep the "Psycho" image out of my head. That was one scary shower room!!!

That Jodi book, what an ending in the last line - yikes I did not see that one coming.

Heather said...

Oh, what book are you talking about?

Nosy minds need to know :)

So glad to hear you had a good time at your conference. Four whole days?! That is awesome!

I'll bet your family was missing you something awful (which is good for them, and for you!)

Glad you're back!

Busy Lady said...

Okay, now I don't feel so special, you were just trying to not go back to the room by yourself - LOL!! It was so fun, I can't believe it has already been a week in the grind again!!

Yes, that was a complete surprise ending in "Salem Falls" and one that I never saw coming and it kind of grossed me out but it did explain a lot didn't it? If you like her writing style I can give you a list of her books that I really liked, you need to read "My Sister's Keeper" so we can go and see the movie together. I miss you!!