This has been the longest trip I've taken as a "single parent" (with a Hubby that is self employed, do you really want to take this much time off without billable work, just to see family? Nah, neither did we...). 10 days/9nights.
And yet...it has been the easiest one for me.
As they get older, they seem to enjoy this trip more than when they were young.
They look forward to which "cousin" we'll see that day, and whether this is an "auntie" that gives Thing One a present or not (since it was his birthday on Saturday, he scored some serious cash from even the extended "aunties").
And I am reminded what a blessing it is to visit those people who remember me when... So while my hair color has changed, and my size has expanded...it's still something special to be able to take that trip down memory lane...and bring my Things along with me for the fun.
But all good things must come to an end...so we'll be back home to our own beds later tonight...and that indeed will be a good thing too!