I was sort of lost without them.
Yes...Tim and I took full advantage of not having kids at home. We went out to the movies (for the first time in 5 years), we went to bed early and slept all night without anybody in bed with us. We watched a movie at home on night #2 and ate pizza and didn't have to share any of it! We got ready in the morning without having to get two little people ready, too. I went to Starbucks Monday morning BY MYSELF and enjoyed some coffee! And please understand me when I say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...but we often found ourselves talking about something cute one of the girls did or said, saying how much we missed them or wondering what they were doing at that moment. I won't deny going to smell Emma's buddy once or flipping through pictures on my phone.
I can't remember life before them. What did we do? Where did we go? Who did we hang out with? They are my life. They are my "normal"...and that includes the sleepless nights, the sister yelling matches, the messes, the laundry, the hard-to-please toddler and the opinionated 5 and a half year old. I wouldn't trade that for the world. I don't think I ever realized how use to this mom-life I was. I'm a mom and raising my two girls is my normal. It's what I do...and I realized, it's hard for me to go 48+ hours without my kids.
So...here's to deepening my love for my "normal" after being kid-less for two days! Boy how I love these girls!