If I say that I am an excited as a kid in a candy score about going to Cape Town it does not actually begin to descibe how I feel. I have not been away from my kids for a proper holiday ever! I have had the odd night here and there when they have slept over but a whole week of not needing to be a mom has not happened since Rachel was born more than 5 years ago. I am tired, I work mostly at night when the kids are asleep so the hours tend to be really long with not enough sleep. Being a single mom and learning to juggle everything has been hard. Suddenly going from a Stay at Home Mom to needing to make my own living has been challenging – okay that is it for the serious bit of this over I promise, this trip and everything about is is just for fun.
I have wanted to go to Cape Town for ages now, my Gran turned 90 last month so it will be lovely to see her and spend time with her without kids interrupting. My Gran leads a very quiet life and is not around kids often and it means that she gets easily overwhelmed by them as they are little and very exuberant. So my first 2 nights are going to be in Somerset West and spending time with my Gran.
For the rest I am seeing friends, having a photo or 2 taken by André and relaxing. Bring on Tuesday!