Well, we’re finally back from vacation. We had such a wonderful and busy time and I have a mountain of dirty laundry to prove it!
For those who knew how much I was stressing about flying with the kids and wondered how it went, it wasn’t too bad. That is, if you don’t count the vomiting incident that Girlie Girl had (of course, it had to happen when I left to use the lavatory). Or when Baby Bug threw her french toast stick at another passenger’s head (boy, that girl has great aim). Or when the man in front of Baby Bug reclined his seat so far back that she kept trying to push it back up with her feet. *sigh*
But somehow we survived. And all my flight attendant friends on the flight thought the girls were so well-behaved. If only they knew.
Anyway, looking back on the past 10 days, I realized that I learned a lot of valuable lessons during our very first snow experience. For example:
- You cannot push a stroller in the snow. Carrying that stroller with Baby Bug in it - uphill - was not fun either.
- Your nose gets so cold that you can’t tell if it’s running.
- It takes so long to get everyone bundled up in their snow clothes. Of course, it’s inevitable that they want to come back in the house within 10 minutes.
- You can bury a bottle of Vitamin Water in the snow by your car and it will be perfectly chilled when you get back. Just don’t forget to mark where you put it.
- Falling while ice skating can really hurt.
- Ski Lodges are really hot! You go from 20 degrees outside to 100 degrees inside. Well, at least it felt that way to me.
All in all, we had a great time. It was wonderful to experience so many new things but the best time I had was just making a snowman in the backyard with the kids. That’s something I’ll always remember . . . and I hope they will, too.
BTW, for all of you who commented on DH’s exposed tootsies, I agree that he’s crazy. He’s always the one when the flight crew is huddling near the heaters while waiting for the hotel shuttle on layovers, he’s walking to the hotel without a jacket.