Monday Listicles

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10 reasons why I almost stayed in Denver, Colorado

where I vacationed without my kids for 4 days

1. Walked down the street without having to hold, push, or keep track of children.

2. Used both hands to eat my meal without it being cold.

3. Slept all night without being kicked or scratched by a toddler.

4. Car doors were opened for me (by valet and my husband).

5. I didn’t have to cook, clean, or make the bed.

6. Watched a whole movie without having to press pause.

7. There were no tears when I wanted to use my iPhone or iPad.

8. I was able to read – books and magazines. With no interruptions.

9. No demands for snack, juice, or potty.

10.It was quiet.

But, I came home.

Because I love my bratty little kids and I know I would have missed them.







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  1. Elena June 12, 2011 at 20:45 #

    Twitter: NaynaDub
    Yes, you would have missed them eventually. Who doesn’t like getting kicked in the middle of the night? 😉 It definitely is fun to go on a trip and revisit all the things we miss that we had pre-kids.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 10:00 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I think I need a no kid vacation once a year (at least) so I can remember life before kids.

  2. Jessica June 12, 2011 at 20:47 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Thank you for letting me guest post today!

    • Stasha June 12, 2011 at 22:01 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Pleasure is all mine.

  3. Galit Breen June 12, 2011 at 20:50 #

    Twitter: GalitBreen
    A-freakin-men for the quiet! Great post sweet friends! XO

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:59 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Really the reason it was quiet was all I needed.

  4. mom2kiddos June 12, 2011 at 21:00 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    I miss doing #2..heck I miss doing all of those! But, I’d gladly give it all up for my kids. It’s nice to take a break like that once in awhile though.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:58 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      It is nice to have a break every once in awhile but I would never give up my kids for this to happen all the time.

  5. [email protected] Wants This June 12, 2011 at 21:44 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    Why, all 10 items are things I haven’t been able to do for a while!

    Great list!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:57 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Let me guess, you haven’t done them since Monkey was born?

  6. buckeroomama June 13, 2011 at 03:41 #

    Twitter: Buckeroomama
    LOL! I could totally relate, although I have yet to vacation without the kids… :)

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:57 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      One day you must vacation without the kids. It is wonderful.

  7. JDaniel4's Mom June 13, 2011 at 04:27 #

    There was so much to enjoy. What a wonderful time to relax!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:56 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      It was a great time to relax. Thank you.

  8. Kimberly June 13, 2011 at 04:35 #

    Amen to warm meals and sleeping solo!!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:56 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      The small things in life that can make us happy.

  9. blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell June 13, 2011 at 06:02 #

    It’s the getting away that makes you appreciate home all the more!

  10. Ma What's For Dinner June 13, 2011 at 07:58 #

    Twitter: whats4dinnerma
    Doesn’t the fight to use your iphone make you crazy!? Great list!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:56 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I can’t stand the fight to use my phone. Happens all the time too.

  11. Bruna June 13, 2011 at 08:31 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    We always come home, don’t we? What a shame! Just kidding. Motherhood has a way of biting you in the butt with love!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:55 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I like how you put that. Biting you in the butt with love. I might even have to steal that line from you.

  12. Elizabeth June 13, 2011 at 08:51 #

    Eventually! Made me chuckle! We don’t have kids, but sometimes I think the very spoiled dog is doing a great job of filling the spot at the moment.

    I was up all night cause THE DOG didn’t have enough room on my pillow!

    Do you have any pictures from your trip?

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:53 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I have some pics from my trip. I’ll send you a link.

  13. Grumpy Grateful Mom June 13, 2011 at 08:54 #

    Twitter: grumpygrateful
    Great list! I might have joined you! :) Next time I think you just need a longer vacation, five days at least.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:55 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I agree.

  14. [email protected] June 13, 2011 at 09:31 #

    Twitter: sellabitmum
    Reading? What is reading?

    • Stasha June 13, 2011 at 09:40 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is what you do with google reader every morning, surely.

      • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:54 #

        Twitter: Mytimeasmom
        You have to go on vacation with no kids to learn what reading really is.

  15. KLZ June 13, 2011 at 09:35 #

    What are you saying! Reading a book is best when you sneak in a paragraph at a time between tantrums. Isn’t it?

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 09:53 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Ha! Only if it is a boring book.

  16. Leighann June 13, 2011 at 10:10 #

    Sweet Lord you watched a movie?
    I don’t know when the last time is that I watched a movie.
    What movie?
    I’m all kinds of jealous over here!
    Love this blog.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 10:23 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      We watched many movies while on vacation. It was actually a little sad.

  17. cam June 13, 2011 at 12:18 #

    you totally would have missed them :) still jealous of your adults only vacay… i’m sure i’ll get over it… eventually! :)

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:24 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Ha! Eventually, yes.

  18. Melissa June 13, 2011 at 12:46 #

    I have no kids, but I think it would be nice to take a very short vacation (one or two nights) without my husband. To just be able to do whatever I wanted and on my time schedule.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:24 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      That would be nice too.

  19. jacqui June 13, 2011 at 13:06 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I’m glad you decided to return home to your peace and quiet thieves! You’re right…you would’ve missed the chaos…eventually.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:24 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      The quiet might have turned me into a different person. That would not be good.

  20. Cori June 13, 2011 at 13:15 #

    Twitter: cori_shelley
    GREAT LIST! I don’t have kids, but spend enough time with them as a nanny – and those are my favorite parts of going home at the end of the day!!

    I see your a NW momma, where are you located? I’m in Seattle 😀

    Popping over from Jessica’s blog!!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:25 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Must be nice to go home to quiet after a long day of taking care of kids.

  21. liz June 13, 2011 at 15:30 #

    I dream of quiet, lack of screaming and being able to complete a sentence without being interrupted.

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:26 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Maybe when you go to Type A conference you will get a couple days of this.

  22. Nicole June 13, 2011 at 15:45 #

    Ooooh, that does sound nice! No demands!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:26 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      No demands is great.

  23. Tonya June 13, 2011 at 16:00 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    Sounds like absolute bliss to me!

    Glad you came home though. :)

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:26 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I’m glad I did too. Until my kids start fighting and then I want to go back.

  24. Mama Zen June 13, 2011 at 16:03 #

    Was that Denver or heaven?

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:27 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom

  25. Sherri June 13, 2011 at 16:17 #

    Twitter: OldTweener
    Now you’re making me want my next kid-free vacay!

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 16:27 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      Ha! Hopefully soon my friend.

  26. Anne June 13, 2011 at 20:42 #

    LOL list! Amazing, though, how we always end up missing our bratty kids, isn’t it? Being able to eat a meal uninterrupted is something I really long for….I’m getting 2 nights kid free in July in TN – so looking forward to it! (:

    • Jessica June 13, 2011 at 21:54 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      I hope you enjoy those 2 nights. Make sure you eat lots of meals and sleep as much as possible.

  27. Mama Track June 14, 2011 at 19:02 #

    Twitter: mamatrack
    I hear ya–being able to take care of just yourself if pretty tempting. But someone not as satisfying. Glad you came home!

    • Jessica June 15, 2011 at 09:19 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      You are so right, it’s tempting but not satisfying.

  28. Crystal July 16, 2011 at 19:53 #

    Twitter: phasesofme
    Wow! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I can’t remember the last time we even went anywhere on vacay! Ours have been at home vacays for years because its so expensive!

    Great list! I know you needed a little rest!

    • Jessica July 17, 2011 at 10:32 #

      Twitter: Mytimeasmom
      This was the first time we had a real vacation and it was so worth it. Hope you get to take one soon.

      • Crystal July 17, 2011 at 10:41 #

        Twitter: phasesofme
        Me too! I’d love to go to Florida and see my best friend! Or to a blog conference, lol!