View Full Version : I am taking a respite break!

02-05-2001, 08:22 PM
I am leaving for a 'solo' trip to WDW on Wednesday morning. It is 'solo' in that I am not taking any members of my family, but I expect to meet about 30 people from the DIS boards while I am there. I have not been away from my family for recreational purposes since before I had kids... sure, there were a couple of conferences, funerals, that sort of thing. But this is the first time I have gone off just to have fun and take care of myself for a few days! Nobody to chase, change, feed, clean up after, restrain... Long overdue. Do I need a vacation!!!

There will be lots of other people there from the DIS, and as a matter of fact at least 4 of the people I will be seeing there are also mothers of special needs kids taking a break... plus a few of us who are dealing with chronic illnesses as well. My poor, deprived children will get a chance to go to Disneyland at the end of the month, so I don't feel toooooo guilty! :)

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02-06-2001, 03:28 AM
Have a wonderful trip, you deserve it. I am always amazed at how much you do with and for your children. Getting a respite is great for all of you.
I can't wait to hear about the trip.

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SueM in MN
02-06-2001, 04:19 AM
Wow, have fun. Hope you come back really respited. And don't worry too much about your "poor deprived kids". I'm sure they will not miss a few days of mothering all that much.P

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02-06-2001, 04:22 AM
Teri, you deserve the break. Here's hoping it's a relaxing and refreshing one. Have a great time!

02-06-2001, 08:24 AM
And very very happy for you!!! I once got to visit my sister for 2 whole days with no DH or kids. It was like being reborn. Two summers ago DH and I went to NYC for 3 nights - no kids.

When we were kid-less I really missed them for about the first 1/2 hour... after that, I really got into relaxing.

BUT - nothing beats being alone for a while. I would walk around just waving my arms in the air - empty for a change!!! I hope you enjoy every moment.

You know, I said above that nothing beats being alone for awhile - but actually one thing does. Coming home after being alone for a while. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and revitalizes the tired caregiver.

Say hi to Dan for me! (Tell him I'm the Indians Fan.) have fun, dearie!

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