Our children have been at their grandparents house all week, over 9 hours away. It has been a love hate relationship, as we could always use a few days of no noise and chaos, while on the the other hand we miss every moment of it.
Being a military family that tends to move every three years to a new and exciting location, you do not get to spend as much time as you like with family. Instead, you spend even more time with your immediate family. Kelli, the kid and I spend a great deal of time together, as there is no where else for them to go. Not to mention Carter is also home schooled and has had a difficult time with social skills.
However, when that break does come, the stars never align to make you feel good about it. We worry about the kids, miss the chaos, and just count down the days until they return. There are the movies, going out to eat, and checking out a few museums, but still not chaotic like we are used too.
We just wanted to check in with everyone, and let you know why we haven’t wrote in a few days. What we could use is some help. Below in the comments, or on our Facebook page @tumor2autism, give us some ideas on how to spend the rest of our week with no children.
Ideas, tips, tricks, whatever you can share to give us, and our readers, some ideas on how to enjoy yourself when you have no kids when you are used to having them for the last decade.