And go on a "mini Mommy vacation!" :D
My sweet DH recently told me that once a year, he'd like for each of us to take a few days (maybe 3-5 days) away from family and spend it anywhere doing whatever we want, while the other takes care of the kids. He knows how stressful it can be with little ones, and this is one of his ways of giving each of us a much-needed break to regroup and de-stress. He also understands that he and I both have hobbies that the other doesn't necessarily find interesting, so he sees this as a way for each of us to participate in those hobbies without trying to convince the other to join us.
He has already told me his plans. He loves to go hiking and is planning to go to Arizona to hike and camp at the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. It will take him 3-4 days to do this, including travel time to fly and drive, and he will have to carry all of his supplies with him while he hikes.
While I enjoy hiking and camping to some degree, I have neck and back injuries that prevent me from backpacking long distance. Hence, his suggestion that I think about what I might like to do during my personal break away. ;)
I have thought about going somewhere relaxing with my sister (so I'm not completely alone! lol), getting a massage or two, having a few nice dinners where we dress up and look nice, and maybe going shopping or sight-seeing, but right now, I don't even know where to look to go. I realize that I've become quite boring in my interests, so other than the ones I mentioned above, plus sleeping in, reading a book, watching a favorite show, or going to see a movie, I really have no idea what else to do and where to go.
I'm not a "spa" pampering kind of person either. I like getting deep tissue massages, but I see no point in getting a manicure or my nails done at this point in my life since I wash my hands constantly around the kids. I could get a pedicure, I suppose. lol
Roller coaster rides at an amusement park would be nice, but I can't enjoy them now with my neck and back problems. I do, however, like to dance (latin ballroom style), but I'm also quite the introvert, so that kind of presents a dilemma when going out. Sigh...
So, what would you ladies do if your DH or SO offered you a "mini Mommy vacation" once a year? I live in GA and have a budget of up to $600. Any suggestions for a boring introvert like me? ;)