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Mommy is leaving for a Girls’ Weekend! 5 Tips to Make it Fun for Everyone

Holy Cow. I am going to Vegas for reals!

Yep!

I have been kind of blocking it out of my mind and eating a lot of cookies to avoid thinking about my fear of flying {crashing}.

But I’m over the fear.

I am ready to embrace that I will get on that plane and keep it in the air with prayer!

So you all have to pray too. I cannot keep that plane in the air on my own.

On Wed. from about 10am PST until 11:15am PST I want you praying! OK?

Until then, I am packing like crazy, shopping like a mad woman, and prepping my men for a Momma-Free 4 days. Translation….. Momma needs a vacation and I want to make it fun for everyone!

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (10) I do all this so that everybody LOVES it when mommy leaves.

{Translation: Mommy is always laying the groundwork for a super secret girls weekend in Cabo San Lucas  }

In doing a little blissful prep, there are no tears from my little guy when I leave. He knows he has so much to look forward to.

There are also no tears from my hubby when he knows that I have lovingly prepped him for a less-stressed time of 96 hours {4 days and 3 nights} of being a short-term single dad.

The hubs and I are a good team, and when half of the team is just gone, its disconcerting to have to remember everything. So this prep means there is just less for him to remember. Plus, if I lay out underwear my little guy won’t try to leave the house commando style.

So I have 5 things I do when I leave on a trips!

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy I want all the comforts of home with me! I have come to terms with having to squeeze all of my lotions and potions into 2 ounce bottles. Now I have MY FAVORITE body wash not just what Target sells in the travel section. 

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (2) This list is still up on my fridge from my last trip. My hubby is not an idiot and can pack a lunch for our child. But, he asked for a few lists so he doesn’t have to remember EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING and I am happy to leave them.

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (3) This is one of the things that I love to do for my son! I don’t leave home much, but when I do I take a little time to leave a lot of love behind.  He gets 3 little gifts over the course of the day and in total I spent $65 for my 4 day trip. I could have spent less if he was in school. However, since it’s summer I bought a few more things to keep him busier and happier. I label the bags so my little guy knows what bag to open at what time. Morning, tub, and bedtime.

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (4)

 When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (5) Bath time is a battle. He likes to take a bath, but does not want to end his video game time, so he carries on until he hits the water.Then he is a delight. These tub toys will ensure Daddy does not have to fight to get him in the tub.

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (6) Kohls is a great place to grab $5 lovies and books to match.  Super fun!

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (8) I, for sure, won’t bore you with what’s inside these cards for several reasons. First, some of it is boring, mushy stuff. Second, my mother might be reading this, so I won’t share the other things I wrote.  Reminding him of what he has to look forward to when I get home is always fun!

When mommy leaves on a vacations with the girls it can be hard on daddy and kids but making it fun for them and you is easy (9) My best friend is always going through her “Oh Sh*t” list before we go anywhere together. The name alone cracks me up and it’s stuck with me.  Making lists is key. I found the best little vacation planner pack. I love the colors and it’s fun to check off boxes! I got them {here} on Organizing Homelife.

So that’s it! This Mommy is really getting ready for her trip!!!! Vegas, here I come!

I am going to enjoy the sun pool-side, hang out with dear blogging friends, and shop! Speaking of shopping.

Vegas sale promo While I am gone I am throwing a sale with my friends from Primary Chalkboard! Come enjoy 20% off everything in my store! Plus, every day I am doing a “Double or Nothing”giveaway on Facebook! You can win 2 units each day!

Vegas Sale Oh my gosh, I hope to see you all in Vegas and if not I’ll meet you back here on this blog with more ideas to share! Love ya!

15 comments:

  1. Love the Oh Sh*t List! Can't wait to meet you! =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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    1. Jennifer! WE are going to have so much fun!

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  2. I love the ideas and I'm sure your hubs is very appreciative! The Oh Sh*t list is killing me- too funny! I helped watch a friend's son while she and her man went out of state for a wedding and she left a little note, gift, treat, and activity for each day they were away. It was so sweet and helped our time together go smoothly.
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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    1. Erin, I do the gifts as much for my husband as for my son. It does make their time go more smoothly. Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I love all of these ideas! What a sweet momma! :)

    Jenny
    Livin’ the Third Grade Dream

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  4. What a great post! You are such an awesome mom and wife! Have the BEST time in Vegas! And you definitely have my prayers for the flight! Good for you getting away for much needed and well deserved "mommy/TPT/blogger time!" Looking forward to reading your re-cap of Vegas!! WIN BIG!:)

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  5. LOVE all your ideas for your trip! I need to get my act together! I've never been away from my children (3) and my oldest is 15...my hope is that I come back and nothing has burned down! LOL! Just found you and your blog and I'm super excited because I'm going to Vegas too! I hope to meet you! :)
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  6. Why are you the cutest person ever?!?

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  7. Love you amazing tips! It was difficult leaving my furry friends behind. I will be in Vegas also. I hope to meet you!

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    1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope we get to hug!

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  8. I love that you leave the gifts, and what a great idea to spray them with your signature perfume! Have a great time, and don't worry about the plane, it's just a means to an end and the end is v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n.! :)

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  9. I love these ideas! I wish I would've seen this post before I left. Good thing I pinned it so I can use it next year! I miss you already Katie!!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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