The bell boy escorted us to our room, and we were left by ourselves. Yippee, we were alone! Without kids! I felt like a giddy teenager, left alone at home with my boyfriend.
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Alone at last! It was just me and my husband celebrating 10 years of what has been an adventure-filled life together. We just sat there for about 5 minutes taking it all in. It's amazing how you go into shock and don't know what to do with yourself when you're so accustomed to three little people dictating every minute of your life.
There was no two-year-old yelling at the top of his lungs to go potty. No child crying because the puppy bit his nose. No hungry boys asking for snacks every 10 minutes. No laptop reminding me that I had writing deadlines to fulfill or dishes in the sink making me look like a slacker mom.
We spent the first few minutes saying to each other, "What do you want to do? I don't know. What do you want to do? I don't know." Then my husband went out to the lobby and came back announcing