In the coming weeks my husband will be jetting off to Vegas.
I know right, I should win wife of the year or something.
People comment on his trip.
"You must be so disappointed you're not going"
"How did he get away with that"
"You'll have a few leave passes racked up, won't you"
and it goes on and on.
Reality is, when the opportunity came up, it was me that pushed the subject, me that suggested he go.
You see, I'm a firm believer that when we become parents, it shouldn't be the only thing that defines us. We are still more than a parent.
I love a family holiday, I do, really.
But anyone with young children will know that you don't really get to relax in the same way you did before children. And for the most part that is totally OK.
However, why not be adventurous. Why not go out there and enjoy experiences. Sometimes with your family, sometimes with your partner and sometimes, maybe sometimes with your mates or on your own.
I too get plenty of opportunities. Only at the end of last month I had a weekend to myself in Sydney. Sure it's not Vegas, but my time will come.
I'm grateful that we are in position to continue living our lives not only as parents but as individuals. We still spend ample quality time as a family, nurturing our bond. But I love and am truly grateful that we get to experience more than that.
And if I'm completely honest, whilst we enjoy our time to ourselves, and our own adventure. Time to ourselves in the big wide world is often a nice reminder just how grateful we are for our family too.
I'm linking up with Maxabella loves for 52 weeks of grateful and Flash Blog Friday.
What are you grateful for this week?