...okay who am I kidding. I'm REALLY not! And I'm okay with that. You know the Modern Family episode where Claire and Phil switch their roles (Claire is usually the "bad cop" and Phil is the "good cop"), it was disastrous after they switched roles and at the end they decide it just works better with the original way. Well, Jeremy and I totally related to that episode.
But this month, I was the cool parent!
Jeremy had two trips he was taking and since I can't stand to be with my kids for more than a day by myself - yeah I admit it - I decided to invite myself and my kiddos to friends houses that have moved out of town. It worked out beautifully because both of my girlfriends recently had babies and I had an excuse to go see them ;-)!
First trip was to Knoxville to see our dear friends Bob and Crystal. Tricia and her kids decided to come along since our husbands were on a business trip together (and we were all close friends). Wow six kids 4 and under in one house. It was crazy but so much fun! We had a great time!
Our second "Field Trip" (I can call it that since we did go to a museum while we were there ;-)) was to Virginia Beach. My childhood best friend, April, is there and it was a perfect time to throw the kids in the truck, drive 12 hours and have a mini-vacation with her and her family! It was awesome. Her 4 year old and Evan were INSTANT best friends. They played so well together which meant April and I actually got to catch up and talk.
So I think I've started something. The boys are already asking when we are going away again - ha! The boys did amazing in the truck! Which surprises me because they need to keep busy at home, but yet are somewhat content to sit in the car for hours upon hours! Who knew?
So for this month, I think I won the "coolest parent" award!