I should be packing. Instead I'm at the desk, and I find it hard to do anything but listen to the jabbering that floats down the hall from the triplets' bedroom. Princess is still awake. The jabber doesn't add up to real words yet, but it does give me a clue what her voice will be like in a conversation someday. Someday soon, I hope.
Tripped Up Daddy and I are going away tomorrow after work. Thanks to a getaway package that I won from another blogsite - http://www.thehappiestmom.com/ and her sponsor, Experience GR. We have the opportunity to leave our home for a whole night, and we've chosen NOT to take the girls. This night in a local hotel will be our first overnight away from the little girls ever. The last time we had a evening like this at all was during our 2nd anniversary. Since I was already pregnant with multiples, and we were there for medical reasons, I can't say "romance" was top on our list.
In June this year, we'll celebrate our 5th anniversary. As you can see, a night away - it's been a long time coming. So, why am I not packing? Why am I not rushing around getting ready to go on a date? Why am I instead, sitting here, listening to more of that "jabber" that keeps floating down the hall?
It's not because I don't want to go. I'm definitely excited about even this smallest getaway when we can actually enjoy each other's company without fear of interuption. It's not because I worry about leaving the girls. I do that every day for work, and our wonderful nanny will be here taking care of the girls amazingly well.
I think it's that time alone with Tripped Up Daddy just seems too good to be true. I'm waiting for the inevitable shoe to drop - one of the little girls to start coughing or spike a fever. Somebody might fall down and get hurt badly enough to have to cancel. It's not that I WANT these things to happen, it's just that I half expect it to.
The jabbering has stopped - perhaps she's finally dropping off to sleep. Maybe I can let my guard down too and trust that this getaway opportunity is really going to happen.
And did I mention we get to sleep in?