Bon voyage. Crap.

Girls weekend!  Six moms escaping DC, abandoning 18 children with their dads.  Someone call child protective services.

As a swim mom, first thing I did, checked the PVS Swimming calendar to ensure it was a free weekend.  It was.  Check written, plans made.  4 Days in Palm Beach….sigh!

That was six months ago.  Three months ago, early bird long course meet added.

I left him anyways, two soccer games, one Bat Mitzvah and a weekend full of swimming.  I have been to millions of meets, millions more to come.  Missing one wouldn’t hurt me.  Would it?

Grace has had one goal for a year.  To make Long Course Zones.  And this was her first shot to see if the hard work and determination would pay off.  And I was in Florida.  All the complaining I do about meets is really just lip service.  I love them.  And I really wanted to see this swim.  Don’t get me wrong, I totally got on that airplane anyways!  Wasn’t sure how Sunday at 2:30 was going to feel but I knew with the sand under my toes it should feel pretty darn good…

Reminded me of an old song:

But I’m sad to say, I’m on my way,
won’t be back for many a day.
My heart is down, my head is turning around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.

Grace would be just fine.  But what about me?

 

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7 thoughts on “Bon voyage. Crap.

  1. Tonight I’m actually going for my first overnighter alone since…I don’t know when…but certainly since Ben was born (he’s just over a year). I hope I don’t cry the whole time. Wish me luck!

  2. Yes, did she make it? Did you make it through the weekend?? I totally understand how you feel- I would feel the exact same way. I just had to laugh when you said you checked the schedule…six months in advance. It’s crazy how much things change.

    • She did! Thanks. And I did too, we had such a great time.

      My husband is a saint. I left him an action packed weekend to be alone. He did great, even cooked a meal!

  3. I had to giggle at your post….I completely understand and I feel the same way about my kids meets….did she make the zones???

    My dad (who is Canadian) used to sing that song to me every bedtime….I haven’t heard it since I was 10 years old, but reading the words sent shivers down my spine!

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