Every time I travel I learn something new about myself. Now this can be good or bad, especially when that something learned is why I may have to leave my family behind…
Last week my family and I traveled to Disney World, sailed away on a Disney Cruise and then back to Disney World again courtesy of the Disney Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC). Despite that fact it was an incredible and unforgettable week, I have to say what I learned this past week isn’t pretty to admit.
You know the saying “Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”? Well I’m going to tell you my story about why I may have to leave my family behind.
Let me preface this by first saying I love my family. I adore them, I really do. Most days I can easily say I don’t know how I can make it through this crazy journey called life without them.
Please don’t judge me for saying this, but why I may have to leave my family behind, is mainly because I am exhausted of them. Sounds awful right?
I am hanging my head in shame as I let my emotions take over my fingers to type my true feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I know I am not completely blameless here, but after over a week of traveling, togetherness, unlimited ice cream and all the Disney themed fun in the sun, there was one thing I was ready to take a break from.
Because one of the things that I am completely exhausted by and over, especially when trying to enjoy a fabulous workcation, is my kids bickering. Not many things bug me more than being out somewhere with my family and all my son and daughter seem to do is argue and annoy one another (and me in the process) for the tiniest of reasons.
Now I know it is completely normal for siblings to argue, but as I watched my kids pick yet another silly fight with one another while we were on this beautiful trip, I grew more angry. I felt like a walking oxymoron for posting beautiful pictures of my family, especially of my kids, when I knew behind the scenes wasn’t so pretty. Instead of them arguing over nothing I wanted my family to exude gratitude and enjoy this incredible experience together. Is that really too much to ask?
On the last day of the cruise, guess what I did to try to fix the situation one last time?
This mama was too tired to listen to one more “stop”, “she’s bothering me”, “he’s copying me” and more whiny phrases.
Not long after the Disney Dream docked on Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) for the day, instead of wondering anymore about why I may have to leave my family behind, I grabbed a pool float and floated some of the day away by myself, argument and drama free, with a big smile on my face.
Hopefully your kids don’t argue as much as mine seem to do, but in case they do, please leave me a comment with a tip on how to alleviate petty sibling bickering, because I am done.
This fed up mama.
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