We are at the beautiful Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast where the kids are loving every single second from the bunk beds in the room to the coolest water park I’ve ever seen.

I’m sitting in the cafe surrounded by kids squealing with delight, running laughing and playing. I am trying to enjoy some kid free time and all I can think about is what my kids are doing right now. This is supposed to be fun, right? What on earth am I doing?!? The kids are having an amazing time at the kids club (I know this because a. I’ve walked past approximately 32 times to inconspicuously spy on them and b. I haven’t received any phone calls to tell me otherwise) so why do I feel like the worst mum on the planet?

After I dropped the kids off I had no idea what to do with myself. I decided to go for a walk and make an anxious phone call to my bestie. And can I just say, thank god for her words of wisdom: don’t be so hard on yourself, you deserve a break too and the kids will be having the time of their lives.

So here I am, sitting in the sunshine blogging away and trying to savour the kid free time I have. Today I’ve learnt:

– it’s ok to enjoy some kid free down time
– it’s ok to miss your kids and count down the minutes until you see them
– it’s ok to let go and let them have fun without you

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Do you enjoy your kid free down time when you’re away?