Separation In Washington D.C.

As any mom will tell you, it’s tough to leave little ones.  I went away this past weekend from my little one to Washington D.C.  My parents took my sister and I for a candlelight tour of Mount Vernon as well as a Redskins’ game.  I have never been to either, so I was excited.  I have to admit there was a big part of me that felt guilty for leaving “Dada” with all the duties and not being home to do all the Christmas fun that comes with this time of the year.  It was a wonderful trip that I will always remember not only for the crazy, snowy, chilly weather but also for the time spent as a kid again.  Sort of anyways.  Spending time with just my parents and sister.  My brother and sister-in-law have been before, so they were left in charge of pups.  Although we have our disagreements (driving styles, politics, food preferences, etc.), we really enjoyed just being together shooting the breeze.  I’m so thankful that I didn’t let my small case of separation anxiety keep me from being a part of a special adventure.  I hear mom guilt never leaves completely, but we have to remember that putting a child at the center of your life leaves little room for the others you care about.  A child is a beautiful blessing.  Center of the universe, he is not.  Here are some pictures from our escapades…

 

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There were beautifully decorated trees all over. My blurry iPhone pic doesn’t do it justice. I loved the peacock feather topper!

 

 

 

 

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Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness!

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Moochie and Poppie as Holden says!

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Wearing countless layers! We saw snow, sleet, and rain!

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My yummy lunch of cheeses, grapes, and crackers – who knew FedEx field would have this as a lunch option!

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Two Cuties

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Love the snow

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Poncho Togetherness

 

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Don’t let the picture fool you. Daddy had to poncho up too.

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See!  Holdie lived without Mommy for a whole weekend.  He even got to meet Santa on the local train.  How cool is that!  I hope that you don’t forget who you are and take time to nurture not only your child but also your relationships with others.  Husbands, friends, parents, siblings, there are others who need the time and gifts you have.  By taking time away, I feel like I can better appreciate Holden.  When I saw him for the first time after being away, I was taken back by how much I missed him.  Even though we had a hectic evening after I picked him up from daycare aka doing grocery shopping in the rain cold, I treasured each hug, smile, and word.  I know I treasured it more than usual after the time away.  I was reminded yet again how thankful I am to have family and to have a healthy son who was safe and sound without me for just a bit.

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