Remember last year?
My pretties are back. But I bought myself a new pair. These ones are black and white patent. Pretty cute if I might say so myself.
I wore them today.
Yes, I wore them today.
Because WE'RE IN FLORIDA!
It's RACE WEEKEND!
As most of you know, this year it's not Benjie and Sara's happy little honeymoon. This year it's Benjie, Sara, Elisha, Shana, Jacob, and Dovi's Winter Vacay.
Things are a bit different when traveling with your kids.
Car: Sporty little yellow two door
Luggage: Two small rollies
Sleeping Arrangements: I got to share a bed with my husband
Dining: When we felt like it, where we felt like it.
Entertainment: Pool. Beach. Restaurant. Rinse. Repeat.
Race Day: I roll out of bed at 4 am, Wander downstairs to bus. Benjie takes spectator shuttle at 6:30 am. Alternate between hot tub and pool rest of day.
Car: Green Minivan. Yeah. We've got a sweet ride.
Luggage: Many suitcases. Many overweight suitcases that required rearrangement at the airport to avoid overweight charges.
Sleeping Arrangements: I get to sleep with a very cute little girl who is a bed hog, and Benjie with a fabulous 12 year old who has a habit of pishing out of his diaper.
Dining: Tightly scripted, ongoing. Much ongoing whining of "I'm hungry" heard over and over and over, even 5 minutes post snacking. Much ice cream and french fries eaten.
Entertainment: Lion Country Safari. Wanadoo City. Looking for more ideas (We did Parrot Jungle last time we were here. Need one more 1/2 day activity. And remember that I'm pretty cheap)
Projected Race Day: Benjie picks up babysitter at 3:45 AM (yes, 3:45 AM). I wrestle Dovi into his clothes without waking up ESJ. Dovi, Benjie and I go on the runners' bus at 4:30 am. Dovi will be crabby. Babysitter drags kids to spectator bus at 6:30. I do not envy that girl. I'm not sure the $10/hour we're paying her will be sufficient. Alternate between hot tub and chasing children rest of day.
But I have to say, it's all worth it. My kids were swimming at 10 am this morning while it was 10 degrees in Chicago.