The Adventures of Mama and Kaylee
I love traveling and going random places. Everyone assumed I would discontinue this when I had a child, but I never saw why. I love going places with my daughter. When she was a baby, I could take her anywhere, as long as I didn't mind "whipping it out." (Which I didn't. =) Now that she is a toddler, I need a few extra supplies, such as small books, toys, snacks, and a sippy cup. (Oh, and I still whip out a boob now and again. ;)
The most recent adventure we had was to Mexico. Daddy came so it was extra fun! We loved the weather, the pool, the beach, the lack of bugs, and the culture. This summer, Kaylee and I are going on a one-day road trip to Tennessee to visit my aunts for a week. Then we are hopefully going to go on an approximately 7 hour plane ride to visit my friend Monica in California for a week! It makes me slightly nervous that Kaylee is weaning herself and I won't be able to rely on breastfeeding as much now, but I'm not too worried. Our bond is moving on from breastfeeding, but is still strong. My job title is still Mommy, the job description is just constantly evolving!
I hear people talking about how having kids has tied them down, and in a way I can see what they mean. I have given up things since becoming a mommy, but it has not seemed like a sacrifice to me. I would just rather spend time with my daughter than go out. Anywhere I can't take her, I usually don't want to go anyway. Anything I have to miss because of parenting responsibilities, it's worth it every time I see her sunny smile. She is my little buddy, never my burden. Any challenging parts are more than worth it and make me grow into a better person. I hope we can always have adventures together, as she grows up, and we can always be buddies. <3