I’m leaving my family. Saying goodbye to my husband and kids. Packing my bags and heading south.
Don’t worry – I’ll be back. I’m just going on a very much needed girls weekend! This is the first girls weekend I have been on, kid/baby free, in more years than I want to count. I’m excited to sleep in. To eat at restaurants that don’t have a kids menu. To sit in the hot tub without having to turn my head every 30 seconds to watch some fantastic trick being performed in the pool. To carry a tiny purse. To sleep in a bed, alone without tiny feet and hands punching and kicking me in the middle of the night. To shop without having to drag a kid out of the store because of a meltdown. To shop without having to take someone to go potty. To eat my dessert without having to share. To ride in the car listening to songs I want to listen to. Oh the joys… I can’t wait.
I’m also a little excited, in a very rude “you probably shouldn’t say this out loud” kind of way that my husband is going to have a crazy, busy weekend. 3 soccer games, 2 baseball games and one T-Ball game, plus a softball practice thrown in. I know that it is not nice of me to wish a busy weekend on him, but I can’t help it. I’m secretly smirking. With his crazy travel schedule last year, I did it all by myself for so long. He needs a little dose of mommy reality.
And I know when I return, he’ll be a little more appreciative of what I do and I’ll be a little more appreciative of him as well. I’ll be a better mom for taking some time out for me. I need it. I deserve it. I can’t wait.
(and I’ll make my husband one of these as soon as I get home… he’ll need it. He’ll deserve it. He doesn’t know it yet, but by Sunday night, he won’t be able to wait.)
- Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec)
- If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt.
- Fill the glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and stir a few times until chilled. Serve immediately.