We did it.
We snuck away for a short break to unwind and unplug.
It wasn't a well planned or well packed trip given that we weren't even sure we'd make it just a few hours before departure. But we did.
And it was exactly what we needed.
We woke up hours before the sun, cuddled in front of the fire, watched the kids run and play and explore outside, all day. Without asking for toys once. They chased butterflies, fed horses, collected acorns.
We stayed hours later than we had planned, most of us falling asleep on the way home, all of us rested and recharged.