Monday, November 21, 2011

A Non-Kids Weekend

Being a stay-at-home mommy is hard work. For some reason, a lot of people assume that the tittle of "stay-at-home mommy" means tons of time for yourself and lots of time to do nothing. There are images of long naps in between the bon-bon eating. If you're a stay-at-home mom you know exactly what I am talking about and you also know how untrue that portrayal is. The reality is that, even though it is rewarding in many ways, it is also a non-stop job with no days off and no monetary compensation.

When my neighbors asked me to come along with them on a road-trip to Gainesville, Florida, I was all over it! Would I miss the boys? Yes. Would they miss me? Sure. Would everybody get over it? Absolutely!

We went to see the Gators play. Even though football games are not my thing, I do enjoy the energy and the atmosphere. I also had a lot of fun being the official picture taker of the trip. All the photos in this post were taken with my iPhone using Instagram and the Rise filter.

University of Florida has a beautiful campus. We went to the Baughman Center for some pictures and it turned out we picked the perfect time of the day for it. 

I have to admit, even though part of me wanted to have a little get-a-way, I was a little reluctant to leave. (Thank you honey for encouraging me to go.) Even mommies need a little break once in a while. 
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COTTAG3 said...

Since I love football, it looks like a really fun trip. You took some amazing photos with your phone! As for being a stay-at-home mom, I just couldn't do it. I think it's too hard (and I only have one child :) I chose a career outside of the home and I think in many ways it's easier. I love my son more than anything but being home with him all the time, cooking, cleaning, entertaining him, volunteering at school, etc, etc, is just too much for me. You got my utmost respect and you deserve a moment to have a bon bon :)

Susan said...

What great iPhone pictures! Such a beautiful campus! Looks like the perfect weather for a getaway trip.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How fun! I'm glad you got to get away and have some girl time.
I know stay at home moms don't get tons of free time. It's a hard job, and you totally deserved a break!

Cassie Bustamante said...

looks like a great getaway, and totally deserved!!! i am a stay at home mom, too, and i think we deserve time for ourselves, too. love you!

Teachinfourth said...

Again, your images show what a great time you had...