March 30, 2009

I need a vacation from my vacation…

After our trip to the Seattle area, the kids & I finally made it home late Saturday night. It didn’t take too long into the trip for me to start wondering whether I was the one who was on vacation. Maybe it was Dave…home alone after work watching all the games of the NCAA tournament, quiet house, sleeping however many hours in a row he chose…yes, Dave was the one on vacation! I did learn that traveling with a 14 month old and an 8 year old has its challenges. Like getting them both breakfast at my friend’s house, while listening to Jake scream! Like being responsible for packing & unpacking everything, while hoping Delaney & my friend Laura could keep the little guy happy & away from the sorts of dangers a curious boy can find in a new place! I could go on & on…but then it would seem like the vacation wasn’t any fun. We definitely had lot’s of fun! I’ll fill you all in on the details later…I’ve gotta go get the vacation laundry started.

OH, and there is some NEWS…Jake started walking all over the place during the trip. He LOVED the ferry trips and I think the rocking & vibrations of the boat really helped him keep his balance and have the confidence to toddle all over the boat making lot’s of new friends!

Off to the laundry! 🙂

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  1. Oh gosh-“perfect” time to start walking, huh? Yeah, I know what you mean needing a vacay from the vacay. Maybe treat yourself to a massage!

  2. My husband doesn’t understand why I don’t like to drag the kids along when he has weekend seminars. It is SO much more relaxing at home, especially when the youngest is 16 months.

  3. Vacation from a vacation? Love that term.


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  4. Ah yes, they’re not always what they’re cracked up to be at times. I often felt better just staying at home in my routine when the children were younger.

  5. Vacationing with children is tiring!

  6. I can so relate. I know exactly what you mean about needing a vacation from a vacation.

  7. Don’t you love it when they start walking? So cute and precious. And yes, I also understand needing the vacation from your vacation. . .