Melissa - Welcome back! It looked like you had a great vacation on FB. Did you do the ghost tour? Is your pelvic infection cleared up?
Carol - You are way better than me. I have no tolerance for heat anymore. I used to love it as a kid, but I think with thyroid issues and age, I can’t bear it. Avery was so cute in her pictures as was your older kiddos. It looked like it was fun all in all. So, I think I am in your DH frame of mind. I am so tired, I feel like quitting my job today. I couldn’t do it, but I really want to!
Karen - Go Nate! Of course he was a little angel! He is so darn cute. The socks sound cute and I think it is just fine to frame them!
Kristin - yes, it was crazy. I finally told work that I would not work after 8:30 last night because I had to spend some time with my family. I was an awful host the whole time. I see an apology letter in my future.
Nat - Wow! It sounds like the kiddos did so well! It always amazes me how different kids are that come from the same parents. My older DD would not sleep anywhere without a fight unless it was her bed and she was sure that there wasn’t a party going on without her. Jess can sleep anywhere, but is kind of a light sleeper. I know I am not really the one to give advice on BF since I only made it 4 weeks, but I would stop before your trip. Two months after that they will be on regular milk (if you do that). You’ve done an excellent job and it will be a great trip for you and kiddos if you are not stressed and worrying about it.
AFM - I want to quit so bad! I am so tired and was the absolute worst host to my guests! Kiddos are doing well despite all this. I plan to have a talk with my boss about the work|life|balance issue. I know there are people who can do this with little ones, but I must not be one of them. I feel like I am tired and short fused all the time and it is not right. Anyway, I know there are worse things and I am lucky to have a job, so I hope you don’t mind my complaining. DH is so over it and my older DD’s imaginative play is that she has to work. Great, right?