This is how Layla feels about all the kids leaving for school…
“Why you want to leeeeeave me??”
The hubby and I are also taking off… just for the weekend. It kind of played out like this:
Hubby, to the kids: You’re mom are getting away next weekend. I feel a road trip coming on.”
Me: We are? Sweet? Where are we going?
Hubby: Don’t know yet. We’ll have to think about it.
Hubby: I can’t decide where we should go. Do you have any ideas?
Me: What are you thinking, camping, staying somewhere….
Hubby: Anything. I’m trying to think of someplace different. I have no ideas yet.
—insert very stressfull work at week, not a lot of talking… I’m a little afraid the trip may be off…
Hubby: said to the room, to no one in particular “I’ve got it all figured out. I’ve come down with a plan. I think this is going to work out real nice for me.” Now- at this point I don’t know if he’s talking about life in general, what motorcycle he wants to buy next.. heck, with him it could be ANYTHING!
Me: What do you have figured out? (she asks timidly)
Hubby: We’re throwing a couple of sleeping bags in the back of the truck and an ice chest, and just driving off.
Me: Do you have anywhere in mind.
Hubby: Not at all. It’s adventure. I don’t even know if we’ll need the sleeping bags, we might not even camp – they’re just in case.
Me: Ok… sounds good!
Me: about an hour later… “Do you have any idea which direction you’ll head when we start off”
hmmm. since we live 20 miles from the coast, I’m thinking west isn’t much of an option (he knows I’m not getting on a boat, we already ruled out Catalina), and I’m not sure he was totally serious about north. All I’m sure of is we’re heading off Saturday for “somewhere.” It’s all good with me – he hasn’t disappointed me yet. I’ll let ya’ll know where we end up.