Thursday, July 17, 2008
Planes, trains and etc.
I am leaving on a jet plane. And I will not be back again until - well, Tuesday.
I will be loading my wee ones onto a plane today where we will meet their father in Florida.
I am a little nervous.
And the fact that my two year old was called into the principle's office twice yesterday doesn't help.
I have traveled with my kiddos alone before but one was a little bittle infant and somehow that seemed far easier.
Maybe. Maybe not. I guess we'll see.
Overall I am just relieved to be going. Vacation and I are long time, long trusted friends. I would love to have vacation as a job.
Not sure yet how that can work because they do in fact seem to cancel each other out but I am going to give it some serious thought.
While on vacation.
Did I mention that I am going away?
I will be with my folks who seem to have been busy this past week planning ways to make sure that I have the best vacation ever.
I love my parents. I love their house with it's pool and hot tub. I love that they will wine and dine us and most importantly -
I love that they love to babysit!
I will be going with my mom, my cousin and my aunt to lunch and then to see Mama Mia. And later that day, or the next (isn't vacation wonderful?) I will be going out on the town with my love. While Nona and Pop pop commune with the kiddies.
Yipee just doesn't cover it but you get the point.
I think vacations are what life is actually all about. Those are the things you remember and what you draw on to get you through the monotony of everyday life.
I am happiest when I have that next vacation to look forward to - this even made my favorite things list - and the memories of a recent vacation can carry me happily through my regular life for a while.
So. I pity you your ordinary life as you sit and do what you do everyday. I was there yesterday and will be back there on Tuesday but for a few glorious days - I am going to be on holiday!