This fall has felt like a never-ending slew of tasks, work and managing Alex and Nathan. I haven't even been able to get started on their Hallowe'en costumes as yet. I'm trying to balance the editing deadline for my novel, back to school communications and organization, my regular workload and deal with vacation stuff, regular paperwork and a dozen other things.
I'm wiped out.
We won a single night Refresh stay at a local hotel and I think I'm going to go out of pocket for a second night. I can't really afford it but at this point, I don't think I can afford not to.
Having an overnight at the hotel is nice. For parents whose kids don't sleep, I'm sure it's a lifesaver. But my kids sleep fairly well, though I do have to get up fairly frequently to change Alex after he's wet the bed. For me, I don't need a night off, I need a day off. Booking two nights is the only way to get that.
A day off without having to deal with tantrums, sulks, homework, time management, work or housework? Now that's a vacation.