Tomorrow is the day I get to start my mommy detox and get my game on for summer. Thanks to my incredibly supportive hubby, I’m getting 7 days off in a row. I know, it’s crazy insane, but it’s true! In just 27 short hours, I will be a free woman!
I have been a busy bee trying to get everything just right for when I’m gone. Key to my organization is my brand spankin’ new Purple Martin Handbook by Lori Martin (see photos). You may remember her from our Mother’s Day giveaway. This handbook couldn’t have entered my life at a better time. Lori has this thing for details and data entry and developed this fabulous family handbook system that is perfect for when you go out of town. Or if you have a nanny, or a mother-in-law, or even hubby in my case – basically for anyone who will step in your shoes at a moment’s notice. This customized family handbook, or actually group of handbooks, includes all of your contacts, emergency contacts, your activity calendar with directions from your house to each activity, your carpool schedule (trust me, this is the most impressive part of my book since I’m always juggling at least 3 different carpools on any given day – see for yourself in photo above!), take-out options, shopping recommendations, preferred service providers – you name it, Lori has thought of it and wrapped it all up in a cute monogram and bow! I tested it out last week for a trial run when my sister-in-law was in town and needed ideas for activities with the kids. She just whipped out my family activity section, pulled out the plastic sleeve with directions from my house to the Nature Museum and off she went. It was such a delight not to have to write out directions to that place for the zillionth time! I’m pretty sure Randy will find this handy while I’m away.
To be honest, I think Randy will do great next week. He may even have an unfair advantage so to speak because he’s such a hands-on dad. As soon as he walks in the door every evening, he puts down his briefcase, rolls up his sleeves and digs in with whatever needs to be done. So I apologize in advance to any other dude out there secretly hoping he’ll mess up! Randy will probably do this better than I do! Although, I interviewed my girls in the video below to see what they are expecting – it’s very cute! They think daddy is going to be a mess. I think not.
Stay tuned next Monday, Memorial Day, and I ask you please, please support Randy via the comments section. I can remember my first few blogs where I really put myself out there and I was just waiting for someone to write something! I truly believe he will find blogging a very special form of therapy like I do. It’s the best thing ever, thanks to all of you☺
P.S. I want to give a shout out to American Idol Kris Allen – proud to say I picked him in the early rounds just like David Cook, whew-hoo!!!
Here is the girls’ interview: