Both of them took care of the kids so I could go on a Mom's Retreat last night. The First Grade Teacher at Ike's Waldorf School organized a Mom's retreat for everyone. We rented a funky house right on the water in Santa Cruz.. I was the first to get to the house yesterday and had the place to myself for 2 hours! I sat on a lounge in the sun (Sun! We actually had warm, sunny weather. What fun!) and knitted. It was a wonderful thing to be in a house with 14 women working on craft projects, talking about dreams, wishes, kids, husbands, birth and all sorts of things. Wonderful food, too much wine and chocolate and a Sacred Eurhythmy exercise. I slept well, woke refreshed and wanting to come home to my family. It was a wonderful and needed break.
Some of the moms asked me how I could handle leaving Gray. My response: "This night is my oxygen mask. I have to put it on myself first before I can give it to my kids." And they understood.
I just need to do it more often than once every 2 years.
I'm glad I went. It was awesome to come home feeling as good as I do.