It took about a day to really get used to the family being all together again.
We're back to normal now but I'm hopeful that Jeff and I will hold on to something really important that we've learned.
We are in this together.
When I get frustrated with the kids, he can step in. If he's getting frustrated, I can step in. And at the end of a frustrating day, we can find peace and comfort and laughter in each other.
I used to think that my babies were my priority and I was appalled at anyone who said otherwise. I firmly believed that my husband was an adult and could take care of himself and my children needed ME to take care of them above all else.
Then I did the Love Dare for a few weeks and got a great take away from it. It's what started this idea that the kids always being first is not what is actually best. Having a week with the kids gone and time for Jeff and I to just enjoy each other's company, do what we wanted to do, and not have any kind of kid stress hanging over us was a nice reminder of putting each other as a top priority.
We are transitioning back to being a family of 4. But there is a renewed focus on the relationship between Jeff and I and how we can best be partners in parenting our children, how we can be partners in leading the family. I think we're all worth it.