Mother’s Day Staycation!

Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to spend actually spend Mother’s Day away from the kids this year? Now, don’t get me wrong…I looooooove my kids. I really do. Butter-ummm…sometimes us moms need an actual BREAK!

I have a few fabulous ladies who were willing to go along with me with this craaaazy idea. We call ourselves the Hot Mamas (HMs). Yep, you read that right. Don’t judge us. We have earned the right to be over 40 (or just under) and still bask in all of this hawwwt-ness. So, anyway…we decided to leave the husbands and the children behind and take what we called our Mother’s Day Staycation.

(l to r) Ashaa, Naomi, Lea & Zakiyyah

First, we booked two double rooms at a hotel across town that was near the restaurant we planned to go to. Our HM Ashaa surprised all of us by booking a masseuse to come to our hotel and give us each a full body massage. WHAT?! It was amazing and sooooo needed. After our massages it was time to eat at one of our fave restaurants – The Cheesecake Factory. I love to just order a bunch of appetizers and share them…so good! The mini chicken sandwiches and the crab bites are a couple of my favorites!

After a great night of rest, the next day we headed out to Painting With A Twist to create our butterfly masterpieces. What a fun activity! Take it from me, you do not have to be an artistic person to have a great time. I draw stick figures and bubble letters pretty well, but that’s about it! However, I was able to truly zone out and enjoy myself. My daughter actually has my painting hanging up in her bedroom, so I guess it can’t be that bad.

Next we stopped at Phipps Conservatory, which is a pretty cool place that has beautiful flower gardens and great scenery. You know what that means, right? PICTURE TIME!! Yep, we had our own impromptu photo shoot. To finish out our afternoon, we detoured to Rita’s Italian Ice to indulge in a few mango-flavored water ices…when do we ever get to do that without the kids?!?

All in all, it was a great time – we were able to be silly, have adult convos, eat our food uninterrupted, sleep in peace…yeah, you get it. We did miss our kiddos, though, and were excited to get back home to celebrate with them on that Sunday. It was a much needed staycation and we may need to schedule a few more of those…

Let me know in the comments what kind of things you and your friends like to do to just take a break from everything?