New York Getaway

by Chris on January 20, 2012

A few days ago, my brother (who lives in California) called me and said, “Hey, I’m in New York for a few weeks for work. Why don’t you get a plane ticket and come visit me?”

My non-thinking self: “Heck yeah! I’ll be there in ten minutes!”

My thinking (and true) self: “I don’t know…”

“What if I die in a plane crash?”

“Who will take care of my kids?”

“Who will make sure they wear clothes that fit them and shoes that match their outfits?”

Well, my non—thinking self won. My best friend assured me that the evil thing we call “mom guilt” had snuck up on me, and I needed to go. And have FUN.

I Love New York


I’m still stressing just a bit (it’s what I do), but I’m hoping to be fully immersed in all things New York by tomorrow with no worries to hold me back!

So I’ll be leaving these little love nuggets…

kids pool

and really wishing this guy would be holding my hand on the plane. :)

holding hands beach

While I’m certainly more than excited to see this skyline, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that mean ol’ mom guilt is always nagging at me. That’s normal, right?

New York skyline


Have a great weekend!



The Mom @ Babes in Hairland January 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Have fun. Forget the mom guilt … though it is hard! You deserve time away – so enjoy yourself! Be sure to take plenty of pictures to share w/the rest of us home tending to “mom things!”

Michelle January 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Screw mom guilt. Go have a GREAT time!

Laura Bradford Kirch January 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Jealous! I have never been to NY, it is on my list. Mom guilt is so normal and I really don’t know how to tell ya to forget about it, ’cause ya won’t, you can’t so…have the best time you can. They are big kids (my twins are almost 3 and son 5) so I’m hoping the mom guilt gets easier as they get older. Have the best time!

Melinda January 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

Have fun and enjoy yourself. Your family will be fine w/o you for the time you are gone.
Looking forward to seeing your trip.


Susan January 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

You’ll love having this time with your brother. And one day those cute kids will grow up and BEG you to take them to see the sites in NY. And you will. :)

Virginia January 21, 2012 at 2:04 am

Your kiddos are gorgeous! Have fun in New York!!

Paula January 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

Have a great time! A weekend away after a busy, stressful week in the classroom sounds like a lot of fun to me. You’ll have to go back with your kids another weekend!

sarah m. January 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

Have so much fun!!

Lauren Clark January 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

I am jealous! Sounds like fun – NY with your brother!

Amy January 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

Have a fun & safe trip! I hope that getting away will be good for you, you deserve it!

Beth@A2Z January 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Have an amazing time with your bro! Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie January 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I totally get it. I go through this every time an opp like that comes my way. After a glass of wine or two, an old friend and I decided that we were going to visit our other friend in CO and now I’m going through the “mom second thought syndrome”.

Have a blast! Once you get there it’s all good fun.

Sharon, aka OKI StampQueen January 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Remember….all those nights you walked the floor when they were teething? sick? The messy diapers-the running here and there and elsewhere in circles so they could be at this party or that practice? Uh-huh—this is called MOM PAYBACK! : ) Relax-enjoy-REJUVINATE—’cause when you get home-they will be right there waiting for Mom to pick up where you left off…! Again-RELAX–ENJOY! Blessings, Sharon

Laura at Top This Top That January 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

we mom’s are all alike. The first place i head when i am out of town without the kids is the toy store- it seems to relieve the quilt for the rest of the trip. Have a great time!

Katherine January 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

Yes, totally normal! Have fun make happy memories, then come back and blog all about it. Smooches and Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day

Karina January 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

So normal, have fun, I live in NYC and it is such an awesome place!!! enjoy, enjoy, enjoy…

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