This past week-end I had the honour of being a community leader at Blissdom Canada. As a mom I was sad to be leaving my kids. In fact it was my first time leaving Little Brother. At the same time I was so excited to leave the kids.
No “mommy, mommy, mommy”. No expectation of anyone for me to feed them at least 3 times a day. I could go to the bathroom in peace. And the best part, I could sleep in.
In fact I was super excited to have Pam Nease Sleep Sense™ Consultant sponsoring my hotel portion. I was like “Hey Pam, now that you got Little Brother sleeping through the night. How about helping me sleep at Blissdom Canada and paying my hotel bill”. In fact I believe that is exactly what I said to her. Good thing we have that friendship aspect going on as that is one lousy pitch to a business.
Well let me tell you. If you plan to go to Blissdom Canada and get all that beauty rest and quiet time your kids deprive you of it is NOT going to happen.
Every day involved staying up to the wee hours talking with friends and being back up at 7am for more socializing and learning. In fact I talked so much this week-end I barely have a voice now.
Peeing in peace, nope conversations still happening through bathroom doors.
The reality of Blissdom Canada for moms is that you will get little sleep and you will actually not want your privacy. Only once a year do I get to get together with my awesome blogging buddies from across Canada and the week-end goes by faster than the speed of light.
I came home with no voice, exhausted and wanted nothing more than a hug from my family then to crawl into my bed.
It was worth every moment and every squeak of my voice. I reconnected with old friends, made wicked new friends and have memories I will always cherish.
Thanks Pam for trying to help me sleep at Blissdom Canada. Though it did not work I know I can sleep now since your program has helped me achieve having a sleeping baby.