Today I’m off for the first weekend away with the wife, just the two of us, since Mina was born, four years ago on this very morning.
It feels strange not having the little one with us!
It’s funny how you can get so used to your current situation, you forget that it wasn’t always like this, nor will it always be.
It’s a great reminder for me to both treasure what I have now – this unique time and space where I’m “daddy” and constantly showered with willing and non-embarassed cuddles – and also what I have had for many years, but perhaps have allowed to take a back seat in more recent ones – a wonderful wife who, equally, wasn’t always “mamma”, at the 24/7 call of a toddler.
It’s easy to get caught up in work, on the kids and the myriad other things to consider in life, and forget to focus on the core; the unique mix of hobbies and passions that make up you, the individual, along with the fire and us-time that marks the earlier parts of a couple’s relationship, before responsibilities and routines become the norm.
So, for the next few days at least, I’m going to switch off from work (well, perhaps just a little email-checking…), switch off from being daddy, and take full advantage of the wonderful, and simple, plesaure of walking, talking, eating and relaxing with my wife, just the two of us, without any pressure or interruptions to do anything else.
And I must say, I’m very much looking forward to it!
P.S. of course, I’ll still be posting something on here tomorrow, I can’t let that slide 😉