We were away most of the weekend for Ben’s youngest sister’s wedding. We didn’t travel far but we were gone for a couple of nights. I didn’t realize how infrequently we travel and don’t stay in someone’s home. The times when we have stayed in a hotel have been few and far between… and always kind of sucky which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of days away to be no big deal.
The kids were tired but we all survived. And the place wasn’t even a little bit fabulous (though there was a pool) I’m kind of imagining what it would be like to go somewhere and stay in a place that was even a little bit awesome. One day we’ll take vacations like that.
On the other hand maybe it’s not such a good idea. Is it normal to leave a heap of soggy towels behind, all the bedclothes askew and the trashcan overflowing after less than 48 hours? That middle child was swinging from the furniture like a howler monkey (see above). It was a good weekend. Everyone had fun.
While we were gone Chase got her ears pierced. It was an insane scene that I choose not to relive. I won’t detail is here hoping that, in time, I’ll forget all about it. The next day, like the VERY next day, she tells me she thinks she has a loose tooth. It feels funny when she eats. WTF. Too much! Too soon! I was ready for the earrings but I’m not even a little bit ready for loose teeth. Next thing you know and Bennett will be growing them.