Moms work really, really hard all year long. They act as chauffeur and psychologist and nurse and, well, so much more. So you can bet your you-know-what that once in a while, they’re entitled to take a break. Enter, what I like to call, the “momcation.” This solo vacation doesn't have to be super fancy — just a night or two in a hotel will do. And rest assured, there are more than a few things moms do when they’re alone in a hotel that make these vacations more than worth it.
I’m happy to say that I am, currently, enjoying my own solo hotel stay. I’m one town away from my home, at the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in Colorado Springs. My family will be joining me later, but I have a full 24 hours of solo time to enjoy and holy hell has it been refreshing. I love my son, don't get me wrong, but it’s nice not to have him attached to my arms and legs every hour of every day. It's nice that, for one whole day, I don't have to listen to him make car noises for hours on end.
I love my partner, too, but it’s nice to have a bed all to myself (complete with every pillow in the room), and I have to admit that I enjoy not having to listen to him complain about work and society in general. So, yes, I made sure I had an entire day to myself before "real life" showed up, because I know these solo breaks are not a common occurrence. I also know that I'm not alone, and that a lot of moms feel the same way. In fact, I can imagine most parents are quick to take advantage of their hotel stays in a variety of ways, including the following: