This was a trip long overdue and soooooo needed. The last time the girls and I hung out was back in April. I was so excited but anxious because this was the first time I would be away and sleep on a bed with no kids.
Originally this was suppose to be a Vegas trip but because of Covid, we thought it would be best to stay in California, rent an Airbnb, and have a fun weekend, girls only.
It was Summer and hot so we decided to get a spot in Palm Springs with a pool. The girls have been there plenty of times but it would be my first time which is another reason I was excited. So after planning everything, the place, the food, the ‘theme’, we were ready. We could have fit in one car but since we were taking food and our bags, it was better two cars. I was still thinking that one car is fine but once I saw how loaded one car was, glad we were taking two.
The road to Palm Springs was smooth and traffic free. You know you’re close to Palm Springs when you see the wind turbines.
The Airbnb we booked is called ‘The Rainbow Getaway’. We were mesmerized by this place and we had no intention of going anywhere while we stayed in Palm Springs. There were cheaper homes to book but this place won us over. Every room was a certain color and theme and the attention to detail is immaculate. Very cute place and I got every room except the yellow one which I simply forgot.
After exploring the house in and out, we put our stuff in the rooms, put the food in the refrigerator, we changed into our bathing suits and got on the pool. We drank a little, took some shots, and caught up on what’s been going on in our lives since we last saw each other.
We decided to do our White Elephant. I had my gift since Christmas 2020 but because of Covid, we didn’t get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was nice to get a gift in Summer. We might start a new tradition.
We fell asleep really late, still drinking and talking. It took a while to fall asleep since it was the first time I would be in a bed by myself; no kids, no husband. It felt great to have a bed all to myself and not having to share it but it got me feeling lonely. Eventually I did go to sleep. Luckily I didn’t wake up with a hangover. I took a shower and got breakfast started for the girls. I didn’t have to get up early but my maternal instincts still kick in.
After a nice breakfast, we started getting ready for our 2000’s theme party. Everyone decided on a color beforehand so we can buy an outfit. My color was yellow. We were bumping early 2000’s music reliving our teenage years. After a little bit of dancing and drinking, we jumped in the pool again.
As the day turned into night, we got out of the pool and got ready for our Bad Bunny party. I wasn’t sure how I felt about my outfit but by the end of the night, I was feeling it. We played Bad Bunny music all night. We stayed up late again dancing, drinking, and talking.
The next morning we had to pack up and leave which was so sad. We all felt that two nights wasn’t enough but we had so much fun. We never left the house because we were perfectly comfy. The place felt welcoming and lovely. Before driving back to Los Angeles, we did have brunch in downtown Palm Springs. I don’t know how we managed to walk around for a bit since it was so hot. After exploring a little, we drove back home before we got the afternoon traffic.
What a fun trip. I was so nervous, anxious, and felt a little guilty. The kids were well taken care of but it’s in my nature to still worry. My husband wasn’t excited about this trip and I understand. But I also let him know that I needed this. Ever since I gave birth to my kids, I never once left their side. I’m not a perfect mom but I do try and I told my husband that I deserve this trip, I earned it. He was still bothered by it but I wasn’t going to back down. This trip was set and I was going. Ultimately, I think it helped rebuild trust in our relationship and he got to experience what I do for him and the kids everyday, which it’s not easy; it’s a 24/7 non paid job. I also think the kids learned something. They got to experience a few days without mommy and that’s okay because daddy is there. I want my kids to ask dad for things as well, not always mommy. My husband opened up his eyes a little and understands that being a stay at home mom is hard. So in the end, this trip helped everyone.