Back to Life, Back to Reality

Last 137week was spring break for us.  I hadn’t planned on taking a break from the blog, but I did.  I got to finally make my way through three books (paper editions) which was so fantastic. We went to the Kalahari water park in the Dells, and my girls blossomed into fish.  I loved watching both Munch and Skeeter really take to the water and the pools.  They both overcame some hesitancy and fear to ride a few of the slides by themselves. Munch in particular benefited from her recent growth spurt.  She was able to ride all but one or two of the rides based on her height.  Skeeter found one ride that she went on nearly the entire day.  She was sad that I could not get on this same slide.  I told her that these slides were for kids, and Mama was just enough over the maximum weight limit that I did not want to risk it.

The reentry back into our normal routine has been challenging, to say the least.  We had no set schedules on vacation, and we did not have to be anywhere by a certain time.  Combine that with still adjusting to daylight savings time plus a sick child at the tail end of vacation makes for one stressed out mama at the beginning of the week.  When life and routine bogs me down, I try to take a step back and gain some much-needed perspective.  I look at all the pictures I took, and I see all the fun that we had.  I am blessed, and I am grateful for the respite from our daily routine.  I got back into my workout routine, and that has helped me banish the stress from the early part of the week.  Does anyone else get this vacation hangover?

About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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6 Responses to Back to Life, Back to Reality

  1. Ruth says:

    Yes!!! I suffer from serious Post vacation wishing our life was vacation, which isn’t reality, because we aren’t independently wealthy… Which always feels unfortunate. Then I realize we would just have other problems that I can’t imagine. 🙂

  2. John says:

    I’ve always thought that it takes me a full week to get into vacation mode . . . yeah, the first few days of “no set schedule, whatever happens, happens, when it happens,” is something that SHOULDN’T be stressful — but, it is. It’s REALLY stressful.

    Until it isn’t anymore. And then it starts to become wonderful.

    But it usually takes me 5-7 days to get past my “meness”. And by then? The vacation is over.

    Bah humbug.

  3. Laura says:

    Totally! Not just after vacation either. Every Sunday night I get a little of the weekend’s over blues.

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