05 June 2009

When Momma's away.....

the boy(s) will _______________!!!!

:: be completely potty-trained and free from "Mr. Smarty-Pants" mouth(Frank-o)
:: have eaten a well-balanced meal consisting of at least three of the major food groups (Buck-a-roo)

:: have sold the house (Daddy Buck)

Ok, Ok, Ok.....wishful thinking!!

I will fill-in-the-blank the latter part of next week, because Sunday morning around 0930, I am boarding a plane headed for the City of Brotherly Love. That's right, I'm off to Philadelphia, PA for four days to attend the International Conference on Pediatric Sedation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) sponsored by the The Society for Pediatric Sedation.

This is a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and, amidst such tough economic times, to be fully sponsored for the entire trip is incredible. It is however, bittersweet. Why, you ask??

It is A.) the very first-time ever ever that I have left my boys overnight with their Dad. Not purposeful....it's just happened that way. And, I'm certainly not implying that he's not capable....it's just factual. And, B.) in case you haven't noticed the Blinkie atop the right sidebar, I will be leaving town on Frank-o's 3rd birthday {sniff.sniff.} Yes! He is turning 3. Yes! He doesn't understand the meaning of your "real" birthday. Yes! He will only recognize it's his birthday when we throw him a birthday party next weekend. BUT, I'm his momma and it's my baby's birthday and these two details combined make it a trying moment in time for me.

Mind you, it might actually be refreshing to sleep the entire night without being jarred awake by a toddler-sized foot digging into my ribs. It could possibly be relaxing to be free from the constant bickering of two boyswillbeboys boys. And just maybe it could be rejuvenating to soak in a jacuzzi tub and watch the overhead plasma screen TV for as long as my little heart desires without the ohsosweetcries of "Mommy, I need you!!".

Truth be told....Daddy Buck, Buck-a-roo, and Frank-o,
I will miss you all immensely and anxiously await my arrival back to Louisiana and back to my three boys!!


{Kimber} said...

I'll keep my eyes peeled for signs of smoke or such :)

LeAndMatt said...

OH to be a fly on the wall in the Vaughn house next week! Have a safe and wonderful trip....maybe it will be a little cooler up north!

~The Torres family

{Kimber} said...

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