- Jan 29, 2014
Hello fellow dads... Anyone get super depressed after their trip? Just a little backstory... When I started this year I had no intention of going to Disney and nothing even in the works... Although I was constantly begged by with and 7 kids I always said we needed more money or needed to wait til the kids get older... I have 5 boys (13, 12, 6, 2, 11 months) and 2 girls (8, 4)... After so friends of our went and I realized I had enough airline miles to fly the family I booked out trip for the first week in April... Told the kids the morning we left and had a wonderful week at Pop Century and 6 park days... I did this trip solely for my wife and kids yet I seem to be the only one who wasn't happy to be home yesterday... I spent the last day of the trip on the verge of tears and as I sat poolside with 3 of my kids on the last night watching "Frozen" I just felt so sick about leaving... Since getting home I don't wanna talk about the trip and anytime it comes up I get choked up... I just opened an email with our memory maker photos and started tearing up again... What the heck is wrong with me?? My wife is fine and she was the one who really really wanted to go... All the school kids were fine and happy to go back to school... I own my own business and have a stack of stuff to do but can't bring myself to go into the office... I'm sitting on the couch in my pjs like a high school girl whose boyfriend just broke up with her... My father in law just called to check up on us and I could barely hold it together talking to him... My problem is I don't know why I am so upset... Before I left I was very happy with everything... I have a good job with lots of freedom, I'm not rich by any means but not struggling... Have a great family and all is good... I don't know if I'm just over-exhausted or what but I have never felt this way before... Although this really was our first real vacation as a family... We had taken a few 3-4 day trips buts nothing like this.... I just keep thinking about the joy on my kids faces and how nice it was to be free of my daily stresses... Please tell me this is normal and that I will snap out of it quickly!! Thanks for letting me vent, i talked to my wife but I think she thinks I'm crazy!!