Prior to vacation, I was burned.out. Totally.
J & I were doing all the things we normally do - play soccer, do laundry, see family, grocery shop, etc, etc, etc...
But me. Here. Mentally was a total fail.
Work was too consuming, then with all the growing/learning J is doing, it was even more consuming. I just did not have the energy or capacity to give any more than I absolutely had too...
So here we are...
Me playing catchup again... Sigh.
A happy, stress relieved me though.
A rejuvenated me.
J and I spent the Holiday break in Marco Island with my parents. It was a little cold, but otherwise exactly what I needed. Exactly what little man needed.
And if there was any question:
He was an awesome road trip buddy. With the exception of one true meltdown on the way down to Marco, Jacob rocked as my car buddy. I do think it did help that on the way home Grandpa drove most of it so I could cater to J & keep him happy.
After several days of struggling with meltdowns, he was back to his normal self. Back to listening & following directions and generally being a great kid.
He needed downtime.
He needed mommy & me time.
He needed fun in the sun.
He enjoyed time with Grandma & Grandpa.
He needed Marco as badly as Mommy.