And so we begin preparations to get on a plane (again) and fly to the midwest for Christmas. Tomorrow. This trip should be easier than the last because: a. We don't have to get up at the crack, thereby minimizing the likelihood of pissy neighbor encounters and raging children. b. My dear, beloved, wonderful friend of a million and one years heard that we were planning to fly without any sort of screen device whatsoever.... and sent us a portable DVD player for xmas. It's a Christmas miracle!!! c. We just did this. We should be SUPER good at it now!
Except. Life has a crappy sense of humor. And so... we are instead flying with two sick children. We haven't had a chance to prep until today because of said sick children. Oh, and an incident involving Urgent Care which took place after a fabulous evening of Holiday Merry-Making 'til after bedtime downtown on Wednesday. (Everyone is A-OK; fret not.) After which, everyone woke up exhausted and the Big One was hacking and leaking massive amounts of snot and sneezing every 5 seconds. Rad.
So the past two days have consisted of trying to keep the Little One away from the Big One (impossible), trying to keep the hacking and the snot river contained (impossible), trying to get both children to get the adequate amount of rest so we can all be as healthy as possible for this trip (huge, gigantic failure), and laundry, dishes, baking, and more laundry. WHEEEEEEE!!!!!!
It's really put a damper on my yule, you guys. I'm hoping we can kick the sick ASAP and that we can all have a great, snowy time in the midwest for Christmas. It's going to be crazy busy, but I'm hoping. I'm really hoping for some rest and relaxation. Really a lot. Please tell me it's possible.
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FYI: our Holiday Merry-Making included riding the Holiday Duck downtown. It was slightly terrifying. The Little One was wildly confused by the entire thing. But the Big One loved it. I mean LOVED. IT. I haven't seen him that elated in... well... possibly ever. He said it was his best Christmas ever and exclaimed his love for all of us multiple times. So... worth the raging cold afterward? Maybe?