Mandatory Vegas Vacation
I spent the weekend in Vegas. Does that sound like the beginning of a racy post or what? Sorry to disappoint, but there is nothing really scandalous to report (save a frozen shot of whiskey in a bar made of ice-which was actually more tame than it sounds). I did bring something back with me though and it is a theory. I now firmly believe that every mother should spend three days a year in Las Vegas and it will make her better at her job.
Now I'm not merely advocating a mom vacation, that is too obvious. No, I believe in order to truly get the experience that will enhance your every day life, you must retreat to Sin City specifically and here is why:
1. There are no decisions that need to be made but plenty that can be made in Las Vegas.
Case in point, I woke up my first day and I had nowhere to go and nothing specific to do. It was glorious. I couldn't remember the last time I had woken up and wasn't in charge of at least one other person's day. Sure, you can get this freedom in any city away from your kids, but in Vegas, you are not even in charge of your own day. There is so much to do you can literally just walk out your door and drift where the (dry, overly fragranced) air blows you. The beauty is, when you feel like moving from your clean and quiet hotel, you get to do whatever you want whenever you want. I could have seen a show, listened to music with non kid-friendly lyrics, played some poker, shopped for $3000 shoes. If I wished I could have had a morning cocktail and danced until dawn. I could take a hot shower that lasted 40 minutes. There was no one interrupting with pleas for pancakes or clean underwear and I didn't even have to worry about paying the water bill. I could read an entire paper, by the pool. Glorious.Continued on the next page