So this past weekend we took a little trip to The Great Escape Lodge for 4 days on our Spring break. It is a great place to go with younger kids. Only 3 hours away from home so the travel time is perfect as well.
I loved our time away. There is so much to do and not once did I hear ” Mommy I’m bored.” I think my husband is the biggest kid I know. He was everywhere. He was on the waterslides non-stop. He even tried out the surfing. He was really sore the next day but still proud that he tried it out.
It was nice to see him have so much fun without a care in the world. It reminded me of how things used to be before life kicked everything in high gear.
Before we were adults we were kids too. I think we tend to forget that most of the time as life tends to weigh us down with so many things. We forget the joys of being a child. This past week My husband and I remembered our childhood and we embraced it.
All of us were in one room, two queen beds and a pull-out sofa, so we had a huge slumber party every night. We read, and colored and cuddled. We snacked and watched movies, there was no bedtime. We didn’t set one because we knew by 9:00 everyone would be asleep or close to it.
I stayed up with my oldest daughter one night just talking, giggling at all the different snores in the room. This was a night I am sure we will both remember and cherish.
The best part for me was just being unplugged. From everything. At home there are so many responsibilities that pull me in so many different directions. There was no laundry, no cooking, no cleaning. No work, or calls to make. No emails to answer. It was a clean break and it got me thinking.
Why can’t my life be more unplugged to feel the same way I felt when I was away?
Really the answer to that is can be. So I am choosing one day of the week to be unplugged with my family for the rest of the year. One entire 24 hours to focus just on them and nothing else. It will take planning but I know it will be worth it.
I asked my 4 year old when we were at the Lodge why she was skipping everywhere instead of walking? Her answer ” because my legs are so happy!” The joys of being a child are endless.
Breathing in the moments and taking a pause are the best part of life. Children do it all the time. I think it’s time we started to as well.