Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Ugly Face of Jet Lag

We made it. We had a very tight connection in Houston; we, along with Ballerina Girl's family, were literally running through the airport, but we made it. It was one of the better trips we've had-the kids slept most of the long flight and I flew first class on the short flight-so I don't have a lot to complain about.

As world travelers, we pride ourselves on quickly adjusting to jet lag. Our strategy? Staying very active our first day of arrival no matter how crappy we feel. Remember last summer? We bought a car, went to Target twice and got everyone a haircut. Summer's a little easier though because it's only a 3 hour time difference and during the winter it's 5 hours.

Anyway, Friday night, after a very busy day including a child's size root canal for poor Juan Carlos, my dad offered us tickets to a lacrosse game at the Pepsi Center; even though the starting time was 8 pm local time, 1 am Brazil time, we accepted. At first things were going fine,


Everyone was awake and having fun. Pedro was particularly revved up-hopping around the box like we'd given him a hit of Red Bu11.

And then, they started dropping like flies:







Here are Julio and Juan Carlos shortly after arriving in the mountains yesterday:


And I'm sad to report, the kids are dealing with the jet lag better than I am. I can manage alright for a while and then I'm just exhausted and MUST sleep.

But, we're up in the mountains now, having a great time. It just started snowing and we are all loving it. Tomorrow I'll post our lovely Christmas tree.

3 comments:

Maine Mom said...

So, it looks like you just need some jet lag to get pictures of your kids sleeping in random places. :-) Great pictures!

I'm glad you arrived safely.

Janice said...

Great pictures. And, glad you arrived safely. Lunch next week should work, but you don't have to pay, we can go dutch.

Lucy said...

I'd forgotten there is such a big time difference between Rio and U.S. Mountain Western. My parents are in NM right now, and we have an 8 hr difference with them. Are you only 3 hrs behind us, then?

LOVE the pictures! That Pedro is such a cutie.