After almost seven years, my wife and I are having our first weekend away from the kids. A couple of years ago we had a couple of opportunities to head out to a hotel and spa for a night but were back the next morning. This time, we’re going to Vegas as my wife has a training class there so I’m just buying my ticket and we’re off. The first time we did this was a couple of months before we got engaged and it was in Kauai. It’s fun reflecting back nine years to that trip and everything that’s come into our lives since then.
My wife is feeling a little sad and missing the kids. She’s also a little curious/concerned that I feel none of those things. Then again, for me, it’s still to early to miss them. It’s six a.m. on the morning after I dropped them off at my sister-in-law’s place and right now it just feels like the blissful quiet pre-dawn time that I enjoy before the daily chaos. Perhaps around 9 a.m., when it’s still quiet, I’ll start to feel the emptiness. Until then, I’ll just enjoy a quiet cup of coffee.