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Being a mom not easily left behind

May 26, 2012 

All weekend I kept having a nagging feeling that I was forgetting something. Then I would remember that my kids were home in Wake Forest with my husband while I was visiting my sister in Florida. I had a 48-hour reprieve from my mom duties, but I quickly realized that being a mom isn’t something you can just turn off.

Every time I crossed a street, I instinctively stuck my hand out to keep my kids, who weren’t with me, from walking into traffic. I kept opening the back door to the rental car throughout the weekend to help them into the car. And as hard as I tried to sleep in, I found myself waking up at dawn from years of being awakened by my early rising daughter. However, I am happy to report that I resisted the urge to cut the food of my dining companions.

I have to admit, it was wonderful to be able to fall back asleep every morning.

I read almost an entire book on the airplane because I didn’t need to entertain any pint-sized traveling companions. I enjoyed a long leisurely dinner at a fancy restaurant with my parents instead of worrying about the kids disturbing others or how much I was going to have to pay the babysitter when I got home.

And the best part was walking through my front door Sunday afternoon and getting huge welcome home hugs from Laurel and Trevor.

Read Jennifer Gregory’s entire blog at TriangleMom2Mom.com/usersJenniferg72/blog.

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