This weekend a close friend, who lives in the States, turned 40, and he and his wife decided to rent a chalet (ahem, mansion) for a kid-free weekend with friends in Sutton, Quebec. Believe it or not, 19 of us made it... sans kiddos!
The house was the ultimate getaway for all of us - it had ample rooms and bathrooms (uninterrupted showers!!), an indoor pool, a fire pit and hot tub, and views of Sutton that would literally take your breath away. The girls had impromptu dance parties in the kitchen, we overflowed the hot tub, we napped and slept in, we used inappropriate language (no censoring!), and perhaps we even overindulged (a lot!). As I looked around the room at our closest friends, laughing and clinking glasses together, I realized that each and every one of us needed this alone "adult" time.
OK, so it's not always possible to rent a mansion for your closest 19 friends... I get that. This was a pretty special occasion. But that doesn't mean that we can't take one night to ourselves, every few months, to recharge with friends. We can always find a sitter, even just for one night, to enjoy the company of friends. And yes, it's awesome when we get together with our friends and their children (it's wonderful watching our kids play and bond), but, just as kids need to be kids, we adults need to "adult" solo every once in awhile. Blow off some steam. Be silly. Be carefree.
So I just wanna put a public shoutout to the "bunnies" who made this weekend possible - it was an #epic weekend, one that was certainly needed for these tired parents, and I'm so grateful we had this time together. I'm not only lucky because of my amazing family, but because of my friends, who are like extended family to me.
A full-time work-from-home mom of a toddler, Jennifer Cox (our “Supermom in Training”) loves dabbling in healthy cooking, craft projects, family outings, and more, sharing with Suburban readers everything she knows about being an (almost) superhero mommy.