As I wrote this past weekend, I had last week off of work that I spent at home with my darling daughters. We had a busy week preparing for school, hanging around the pool, playing with friends and went on a fun day trip to Emerald Lake. We then ended our week together by getting doused in color at the Color Run.
After an amazing week with the girls, I had to say goodbye to them when we left them up at my in-laws house (7 hours away!) for a week so they can spend some time with our family up in Ottawa. It felt like my heart was breaking into a million tiny pieces as we drove away. (Admittedly I cried when I heard my daughters voices when we called to check in on them on Monday night.)
This week hubby and I have been working, but we have been child-less. We’ve had the freedom to go shopping on the way home from work and buy cute new outfits:
Admittedly, when I was in my early twenties and imagined my future life, I pictured two different scenarios:
1) Being a stay-at-home mom to three kids – spending my days rough housing, off-road biking, hunting for bugs under rocks, playing catch, doing crafts etc
2) Being part of a professional, working, child-less couple – having the freedom to go to whatever fitness classes I wanted, road biking for hours on weekends, doing races all over the world, having dinners out on patios and enjoying a quiet coffee on the deck in my pj’s before commuting to work.
Over the past two weeks I’ve learned that the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence.
After getting to experience both of my dream scenarios, I can honestly say that I love my life. It was nice to be home everyday to play with the girls for a week, and to have another week being a grown up. I like playing with my kids, getting their sweet hugs at bed time, and cutting up their sandwiches. I also like being a grown up at work, getting dressed up, wearing make-up and heels: