OMG! We’re going on a holiday without kids!

In less than two days’ time, Dave and I will be packing up our bags to head over to New Zealand … without kids.

I repeat. We are going to New Zealand without kids for five days. We are leaving the country … without kids … for five days … just the two of us.

Oh my God! I know right?!! Isn’t it just completely and utterly unbelievable? I sure as hell can’t believe it. I mean, who even am I anymore? How did I let Dave talk me into a holiday without my posse, my little amigos, my little loves?

I’m sure to be a mess without them, although Dave has given me strict orders not to ‘wreck the holiday’ carrying on about missing them too much.

This is a big deal for me. Big. Huge. It’s a big deal for the kids too, obviously. We’ve been away from them before, but it’s just been for one or two nights. Even when I went to Melbourne for a couple of days Miss Seven was a sobbing mess. Miss Five was like ‘whatevs’ but I’m sure deep down she missed me too.

Dave is mega chilled about it, which doesn’t surprise me. I daresay he’ll walk into a ‘dust storm’ when we are reunited with our wee babes though.

I’ve definitely been feeling out of sorts for the past few weeks and I know it’s because this big ‘event’ in our lives is coming. I know they’ll be in the absolute best care (thanks Nan), but I will miss them incredibly.

I’ll miss Miss Five telling me she loves me more than all the trees on all the leaves in the world. I’ll miss Miss Seven’s happy banter and her need to dance wherever she goes. I’ll even miss them staring at me while I’m in the shower or going to the toilet like they were this morning.

Before you tell me to get over it because this is something you would die for, know that I’m doing everything in my power to calm the farm. I am focusing on how awesome it’s going to be to have time away from the kids with my husband. It will be amazing to have quality time together, be able to talk uninterrupted, and just enjoy each other. It will be good for us as individuals and as a couple.

We really are going to have an AWESOME time overseas. We’ve been invited to a wedding of one of Dave’s mates in Auckland, you see. We haven’t seen him for nine whole years (the last time was at our wedding), so it’s definitely time for a catch up.

Plus, it so happens that the day after the wedding, my main man Dave, will be turning the big 4-0. You know what that means? It’s time for another Festival of 40!

Bring that festival on, yo! I’m doing the running man in my mind while I type. Yep, I think I can feel the excitement coming.

Have you holidayed without the kids before? How long was it for and how did you/they cope?

Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.


10 comments on OMG! We’re going on a holiday without kids!

  1. Denyse
    November 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Good on Dave for “making you do this” but I also understand your trepidation! Guess what! You may love it more than you ever dreamt! This is a good thing for you & Dave because YOUR relationship is paramount & helps the children see the love & be even more secure in their parents’ love. My wish is that you love this so much you do it again & again!! D xx

    • mummywifeme
      November 14, 2017 at 9:21 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Denyse. That is brilliant advice. I think you’re spot on. It will be so good for us and the children in turn xx

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    November 15, 2017 at 7:49 am (1 year ago)

    I totally get why it’s such a big deal but I’m so pleased Dave is taking you to NZ and out of your comfort zone, because that’s when you grow, not just you personally, but your relationship and the girls too! I hope that you and Dave have the best time and I am sure the girls are going to have a ball with nana, so much so that I’ll bet they’ll be begging you both to take an adults only holiday again and I hope you do! Have fun y’all! Happy holidays lovebirds! xx

  3. Suger
    November 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh yay!! Enjoy your trip. Kel and I went to NZ last year and it was the perfect place to hang out {we drove a camper around for a couple of weeks} and reconnect.

    For what it’s worth, my parents traveled a lot when we were children for business, and those memories are all fond ones. We loved the time with other family members and mostly the pressies when they came home. Haha.

    Safe travels!

  4. Erika @ Ever-changing Life of a Mum
    November 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Sounds very exciting! I totally understand where you’re coming from though as I would be feeling exactly the same way. I feel a bit lost even leaving my girls overnight sometimes, but I think it’s good for everyone to have a bit of a break and have their own time, even the little ones. ENJOY!!

  5. Kylie Purtell
    November 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm (1 year ago)

    That’s awesome! You are gonna have so much fun!!! Dave and I got a couple of nights to ourselves back in the last school holidays but I was working most of the time so it’s not the same. We have a free night to use in a hotel but I’m not sure if we’ll get to use it before it expires but here’s hoping! He’s taking the day off for his birthday in early December so I’m hoping we might be able to wrangle something then. I could only dream of 5 whole days with my husband with no work or kids, sounds bliss!

  6. Vanessa
    November 16, 2017 at 8:17 am (1 year ago)

    Have the best time!!

  7. Susan
    November 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm (1 year ago)

    We are wishing you both a very happy journey toNZ!!! Enjoy each other, sleep in, stay oust late, drink lots of ale – and not one second of guilt. Nan has her sweet grands covered— sthey will have the Best time making memories just as you two will. I cannot believe it has been nine years since our trip to your wedding!!

  8. Janet Camilleri aka Middle Aged Mama
    November 19, 2017 at 9:45 am (1 year ago)

    You’ll have a great time 🙂 . We went down the Coast for 5 nights for our 20th wedding anniversary, it was like a second honeymoon. Our kids were 15 (nearly 16) and 13 at the time. Before that we only managed a couple of overnight getaways so it was a real treat!

  9. Yasmine
    January 25, 2018 at 5:53 am (1 year ago)

    Have fun!


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