Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Back from an "Adults Only" Vacation

Get your mind out of the gutter people. Yesch!  Sooo, did ya miss me???  Tee hee. Sorry I kind of skipped town without mentioning anything. Call me stressed, call me nervous or call me maybe. Baahaaa…sorry just couldn’t help myself. 

G and I have rarely gone away together without the boys for a number of reasons. The most obvious being it was never easy to have someone come and stay with the boys when they were younger as R has certain ummmmm “idiosyncrasies”. Wait. What?? Oh heck…why try and sugar coat things here. Really it was and still is because Riley has autism. Another and maybe even more obvious reason is G is retired, I am a SAHM so frankly we are sick of spending ALL our time together *wink* and enjoy other people’s company so opt for separate (other than our family) vacations and that way one of us was always home with the boys.

Now that J2 and Riley are no longer “boys” (age-wise) we have come to a new fork in the road. J2 being 19 and an adult (according to him) is quite comfortable to stay with Riley on his own. Riley is very comfortable at home. Sounds like a perfect combination wouldn’t you say??? Yea right. I am going to assume at this point you are either in shock staring at the screen or rolling on the floor laughing your ass off. Honestly it was a little of both for me.

After much agonizing (keep in mind we were talking Vegas with 3 other couples so…) I could hear my uncle’s voice saying “What the hell!” His intent was not the same as mine here but I have learned to be adaptable. Of course this being the first time, I opted to put Plan B into action. Half the time with Riley’s weekend support person (M) and half the time with J2. A short training session for J2 and M and four pages of notes/instructions later…we were ready to go. My mom and sister are in town so there was back-up standing by.  

We are back now and everybody survived. Riley had a great weekend with M. J2 didn’t burn the house down the last couple of days on his own although not sure there would have been any counter/sink space left in the kitchen after another day or so. Oish. Gary and I had a great time. Lots of laughs, lots of good food, lots of cheap adult beverages and we did our best to help out the struggling economy down there coming home with just a huge “L” on our foreheads. I made sure to call Riley on our way home (aka pick up his McD’s).

Order, peace and calm has once again been restored in Riley World. 

Now that I am all caught up on my sleep and laundry, I will get back to my regularly scheduled blogging this weekend. Hope you come back for next week's Monday Listicles and more of our exciting adventures.  :)


6 comments:

  1. Glad you had a wonderful trip! My husband and I try to go on an adults only vacation every two years, so we can have some alone time. So far I have been able to con my mom or sister to watch the girls, but I always worry that one day that will change... LOL! Babysitters don't usually like my house for some reason.

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    1. My mom used to but she's getting older so it's a little too hard for her now. My sister has watched the boys and helps when she can but she works and R has school so a little hard logistically. Once R is finished school...she'd better watch out! LOL! =D

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  2. ha ha.. you're pretty lucky, hubby and I have never been away alone together, but the kids will be grown up soon and will refuse to go away with us. R is always welcome to stay at our place, but that doesn't usually work for him.

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    1. Ya...lucky...if you say so. Baahaahaa. Oh and I'll drop R off around 7:30 am tomorrow. Thanks seestor! =D

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  3. That is SO COOL!! I would have been a MESS!! I hope that one day we can get there with Brianna.. Oh how wonderful would that be!!!

    I'll just sit here and be jealous for a while lol

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    1. Yup...there is light. :) Things have changed so much over the last few years that it's hard to wrap my head around things hence my living in a constant fog. Ha!

      Brianna will probably get there sooner than J2 (her being a girl and all...tee hee). Be careful not to blink. =D

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