Happy Friday and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Do you have any plans for the long weekend? We’re keeping things pretty low-key here, staying close to home and finishing up some nesting projects (like getting new vanities installed in our two bathrooms, which counts for excitement these days). A friend of ours is staying with us tonight during his layover en route to Italy from Chicago, which has piqued Jackson’s interest big time. His new obsession is geography (all week, he’s been studying these map placemats my parents sent him and I think he has just about every state capital and country location memorized. Ok, not really. But, like, close. I don’t know where he gets this studiousness; it’s not from us). Anyway, he heard our friend is going to Italy and now he’s trying to figure out how he can tag along with him. This morning, he threw a fit when we tried to explain that it wasn’t feasible for us to go to Italy with Matt tomorrow.
“WHY?!” He demanded.
“Because,” Drew said patiently, “We don’t have tickets — they’re expensive — and we don’t have a place to stay when we get there and I have to go to work and we don’t have anyone lined up to watch the cats. A trip like that is something you have to plan for in advance.”
“I WANT TO GO TO ITALY!!” Jackson shouted, unmoved, and I have to admit — that does sound like a lot more fun than staying here and getting new bathroom vanities installed. Maybe we’ll compromise and go out for pizza.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! And if yours includes travel, color me (and Jackson) jealous.