We leave on Sunday night for our big summer trip. My kids have been counting down the days for, ohhhhhh, just the last 3 months now. They have not traveled back to the States since we arrived last July. They love everything about going home, the airplane, the food, the relatives, the shopping, even going to the doctor and dentist there. We jam everything fun that we would normally spread over the course of a year into a few short weeks. I'm afraid when we eventually move back they will be highly disappointed to see that our "normal life" is not the same as our "vacation life".
Julio (7 years old) is probably the most excited about our maid going. He wants to be the one to show her everything. His first job is to teach her all about flying as she's never before flown. A couple of months ago when we started talking about the possibility of taking her with us he drew this picture for her:
I'm not sure how well you can read it, but it is a list of "airplane activities". She taped it to her door and I crack up everytime I walk by it. It includes:
- Nice sleep
(and my personal favorite)
Oh how I hope my kids have "nice sleep" and "calm" on the 12 hour flight on Sunday!