We leave tomorrow morning super bright and early for our 12-day Missouri odyssey. This is actually the longest we will have ever been away with the kids (and the longest we’ve been away from the cats since our honeymoon). Now that the kids are getting older it’s starting to feel more doable to take longer trips away from home. Joanie still naps like 2-4 hours a day (and is unbearable if she misses a nap two days in a row!), so we aren’t quite ready for more exotic trips where we’d feel like we were missing out, working around her naps, but we’re getting there. This trip will feel like a good test run. We’re visiting three different places, with a mix of staying with friends, staying with my parents (for the bulk of the trip) and staying in a fancy cabin. When we get back, the kids have about a week and a half of summer break left and then school starts — for both of them! It’s been a really good summer, and I’m looking forward to enjoying the final few weeks. Hope you are too!
PS I got these scratch art notebooks to give to the kids on the airplane. I brought a pack with us when we were upstate last week and it was a huge hit.