8.16.2008

Gypsies

Summer is our season. Combine a husband's flexible work schedule with a serious case of wanderlust and the result is endless summer fun all while living out of suitcases. Our travels took us to the beach with my husband's family, to Disney World to visit a dear friend, then to another beach with my family.


Traveling with 3 young children is a challenge. Add autism, a whining preschooler who insists she lost the ability to walk, and a newly-minted toddler whose sole purpose in life is to destroy everything in his path to the mix and it is downright exhausting. My husband and I often joke that we don't go on vacation but merely pack up the contents of our house and live somewhere else for a few weeks. Exhausting, yes. But totally worth it.

Old memories were relived, new memories made. Kate splashing in the ocean, riding the waves on her little boogie board like a pro, jumping into the pool and swimming under the water. Annie laughing with her cousins, singing songs from High School Musical at the top of her lungs, riding a roller coaster for the first time. Little Fella playing in the sand, taking his first steps, eyes wide while taking in the sights and sounds of Disney World. These are the things that I will remember.

Now all I need to do is lose the 5 pounds I gained from pigging out, give my liver time to repair from the alcohol consumption, catch up on some sleep, and dig myself out from under mountains of laundry. Then I think I will need a vacation.

8 comments:

Niksmom said...

Wow, you're brave to do all that traveling! One day we'll try it but not just yet! LOL

Welcome home. Hope the laundry doens't bury you alive. ;-)

kristen said...

Yes, I would say a Vacation (with a capital V) is in order...

;-)

Osh said...

I always need a vacation after vacaton!

welcome home!

Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

Sounds like a fun summer. Welcome home!

jess said...

i always think the same thing .. wow, that was fun. now i need a vacation.

but it sounds like you made some wonderful memories and they make it all worth the effort.

incidentally, i'll see your 5 lbs and raise ya 5 :)

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Sounds like you had a great summer! Looking forward to fall and having our girls together again. Welcome home you crazy nomads!

drama mama said...

You're not alone. I can't button my work slacks, and my liver needs a rest, too.

Hang in there.

tulipmom said...

Such great memories, but yes, ... there is a difference between a TRIP and a VACATION ....