Sometimes I felt like this double life I was leading was getting to be too much. On one hand, it was such a glamorous lifestyle with my “prince.” On the other hand, I was still a wife and mother. Then again, I had gotten the “distraction” that I had wished for, so why was I complaining?
Sure enough, there was a new e-mail in my inbox thirty minutes later. The flight had been booked for 9:00 a.m. on Friday March 1—first-class to Hawaii—returning on March 8.
I had exactly 10 days to plan for this vacation—10 days to conjure up a story to tell my husband about why I would be gone for a week. I knew he wouldn’t suspect that I was going with another man, but I still had to make sure the excuse was something really good, just in case. But deep down, I knew that he probably wouldn’t even bother calling me while he was staying at his mother’s place. He never really did in the past, so why would this time be any different? Of course I would call to speak to the kids, and maybe to his mother, but other than that I figured it would be relatively easy to disappear for a week.
The days flew by and before I knew it, it was time to leave for my vacation with my prince. My husband and the kids had left in the evening, so I was able to pack my suitcase and get ready for my trip in peace. I was excited and nervous all at the same time—I had never done this before.
The following morning I was up at the crack of dawn. My best friend, Liz, had promised to keep an eye on the house. I told her I was going on a trip for a week to unwind and relax, but I didn’t tell her who I was going with.
When I arrived at the airport, my prince was already there. We hugged and I immediately forgot about all of my apprehensions regarding this trip. I felt like I was in another world, and I promised myself that this week would be all about me. I would forget about everything at home and just “live in the moment.”
I had never traveled first class before, so this was all a new experience. As I got settled in my seat, the flight attendant came over and presented me with a pink package…