I know this morning was supposed to be a Weigh in Wednesday post…but I just didn’t have it in me. I’m exhausted when I should feel refreshed. To say the last three weeks have been crazy is an understatement.
It all started when the Husband got a call about a last minute business trip – the kind that can’t be rescheduled and he can’t get out of. It meant that he would be out of town for the week before we left for our summer vacation. Any other time would have been no problem, but this was right before leaving for a two week family vacation. One that included packing for three destinations, starting with a four hour trip that I would now have to make with the kids by myself. To top it all off, L caught a virus and I had to miss my last two days of work taking care of her. So much for getting organized first!
Somehow I got us all packed up…including all of the Husband’s vacation clothes (golf shoes too!) in his gym bag. Don’t go thinking that I’m a light packer or anything. There was no room left for his clothes in our regular luggage after I packed myself.
Anyway, I eventually got the car packed up with everything, got the kids in and headed off to our first destination. L did okay for a while. But then I heard T from the back seat “Mommy, L is coloring herself with a marker”. “Is it a Color Wonder marker?” “Yes” “Well, that’s okay then”.
Thirty minutes later, T calls back up to me. “Mommy, L is purple all over.” Obviously it was not a Color Wonder marker. This is what was waiting for me in the back seat.
Thankfully it was a washable marker and most of the marker came off her skin with baby wipes…all while promising myself that I would someday laugh about the situation. I haven’t yet tried to get it out of the car seat cover. And after four long hours, we finally arrived in Williamsburg, VA…the first of three stops in our vacation.
The next day was L’s birthday, the Husband finally came back to our coast, and all was right with the world.
The next couple days were spent doing a lot of walking…mostly around Colonial Williamsburg. The kids enjoyed seeing all the sights. T had fun learning how to play trap ball, L had fun making all the animal sounds as horses went by, and we even finally found a restaurant with a high chair that doesn’t have a broken buckle. (Can I appeal to restaurants around the world to go old school with real buckles instead of broken off plastic ones?)
And since Independence Day was approaching – and the Husband and I are nerds for American history – we made sure to stay for the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the fife and drum procession.
After three days of spending time with the in-laws and being complete tourists we packed our car back up and headed off to the next leg of our trip…which I’ll wait to tell you about next week.