No one prepares you for all the changes kids bring. We haven't gone on many vacations since the kids arrived. Right now we are in Fl. Dh is doing the Iron Man race (140.6 miles swimming, biking, running) on Saturday. We came down to support him and to have a little vacation.
So, currently the twins are asleep and Dh is at a meeting and dinner. I am here. In the room. The TV and the internet are my companions.
I never thought about it before kids. When you are on vacation, you don't have the same resources as at home. Unless you take a sitter or are near friends/family... you are on your own.
My kids go to bed at 7:30. So, that is it. The evening is done. We can sit in the room and watch a movie or sip a glass of wine, but that is it. We are stuck in the room.
I love my kids. I wouldn't change things for the world... but this is the reality. No more going out. No more walking on the beach in the moonlight. No more laying by the pool to read a book.
I'm here... doing my job. I am their Mommy!