What a mom has to accomplish before she leaves her husband and kids for a week is nothing short of spectacular. I mean really – this isn’t just a throw your favorite jeans and a cute scarf in a weekender bag and hop on a plane. This is a very strategic operation, one that takes weeks of planning!
- Alert the neighbors, babysitter and relatives, let them know you will be gone so they can expect a call or text from husband crying for help by the 3rd night.
- Hit the grocery store and leave the house fully stocked so children will not go hungry
- Hold alaundry marathonyou don’t come back to a house full of naked kids and piles of dirty clothes.
- Wardrobe Selection – lay out clothing/swimsuits for the children to wear to school or summer camp
- Remember to also leave out the sunscreen, medications or other necessities
- Schedule any play dates or children’s activities
- Daily schedule – where each kid needs to go and at what time as well as a pick up time
- Schedule beauty time for haircut, color, manicure, pedicure, waxing etc…
- Preliminary pack to see what clothing or accessories you need to purchase
- Pick up a few new wardrobe pieces and appropriate adult attire
- Double check all make-up and toilitries
- Make a detailed packing list – so you don’t forget the camera and it’s charger
- Finalize all last minute work or unfinished business
- Spend time with those kiddos before you GO!
- Kiss your husband and thank him for all his support and letting you GO!
After all this preparation, planning and packing, Mama needs a Pink Drink!
The “Mama needs a Pink Drink” Tweetstakes
Here’s how you enter:
1. Send a Tweet telling me why YOU need a drink?
2. You must use #blogher10 and #xratedfusion
For example: My flight was delayed & I forgot my business cards, Mama needs a Pink Drink #blogher10 #Xratedfusion
The answer that makes me LOL will get $100 Visa Gift Card!
And one random answer will get $50 Visa Gift Card!
Here’s a Pink Drink recipe to get you started:
1 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz SKYY Vodka
1 oz Pink Lemonade
*This Tweetstakes will run from Thusday August 3rd – Sunday August 8th at 11:59
* This contest is open to US Residents only – must be present at BlogHer to WIN!
*You must be 21 years of age to enter this contest
Disclosure: X-Rated Fusion Vodka is the alchohol sponsor for the “Swanky After Hours” being held during BlogHer 2010.