1. I love my house and my neighborhood. I’ve lived here for a long time and it is definitely home. I love having the city nearby with all its opportunities. But every summer after I spend two weeks with my parents, I LONG to move to the midwest. I’d love to live an easy drive to my parents. I hate living so far away from family. And I get house envy every time ’cause we could afford so much more out there. I know moving isn’t an option (I made that choice 16 years ago when I married a southern boy LOL), but the first few days back are always rough.
2. We live quite near a major airport, so when the boys and I got off the plane, I called Beer Geek to pick us up. He said he was on his way. A few minutes later, he called me back to tell me my car wouldn’t start and he was picking us up in the other car. Then he called me five minutes later to tell me there was a big accident, so he was stuck in major traffic. Needless to say, by the time he got to us, I was kind of cranky. Trying to keep two boys who’d been cooped up way too long from doing something stupid while waiting outside at a major airport is almost definitely one of the circles of hell. (AAA jumped my Pilot. Fingers crossed it starts again today.)
3. One of the reasons we came back with nearly three weeks left until school is that Jones is getting his tonsils removed on Friday. Obviously, I’m a little worried about the surgery. I know it’s a frequent, fairly standard deal, but a mom always worries. But to be honest, I’m really more stressed about the days after. To say Jones doesn’t deal well with pain is a major understatement. Plus, we have to be pretty much homebound for the first week afterwards. A whiny Jones + a bored Shoo = close to 100% chance I’m gonna be ready to ship them off to boarding school soon.
I’m putting on my big girl panties and getting us back on track. I have groceries to buy and bags to unpack. And if I survive the next few days, I may just do a 400th!!! follower giveaway!
14 thoughts on “TTT: Re-entry is rough sometimes”
Oh. boy, do I hear you. I have workmen in my house today doing some work. I also have a cranky 17 month old with a fever and emerging molars. And a bored 4 year old. And a nervous nervous dog. And access to only part of my house because of said workmen. And I can't leave because of workmen and fever. And my mother and brother are arriving for a visit tonight. Today is going to be rough.
Sometimes I think I would love to live in the country. or in the City. For now I'm right in between. :)Good luck with Jones' surgery!!
They mid west would be awesome.
Beer calms the cranky Mom.It's about time Jones starting manning up. Either he has to drink scotch after surgery or keep quiet.I love choices!
Hopefully he recovers well from the surgery. I think the younger they are the better they do with that surgery. Good luck keeping everyone happy.My hubby keeps wanting us to move to Colorado (his company has offices there and real estate is about half of what it is here). I think he forgets how much he likes being close to his parents.
Hope the surgery goes well. And sorry to hear about the car issues. Not a fun thing to come home to.
Better stock up on the ice cream for your little guy – that should cure the post tonsil removal blues. 🙂
Glad you are home… sorry about the circle of hell! I had a flight home with 11 kids from JFK to Salt Lake that lasted 10.5 hours once (including a LOT of sitting on the plane on the runway). NOT FUN.Good luck with the tonsils. We have done it twice and it really isn't bad. Kids are tough. Offer lots of ice cream and movies. 🙂
I hear you on havign Midwest envy. Almost all of our family lives in MN, and it's tough being 2,000 miles away. Thankfully, I have no permanent ties to FL, so you never know…
Wow, talk about being hit by the real world as soon as you get back from vacation. Car troubles and surgery? I hope everything goes smoothly on Friday! If you need a mid-week beer dropoff when you are trapped in the house, let me know. 😉
I go back and forth about where I'd love to live. But I do love where I am now! Cute blog and good luck with all that you have going on.-Jen
I totally read that he was getting his toenails removed. I was like…whah???? Then I realized that made no sense and reread it correctly as tonsils! I hope it goes well for him (and you!)
Good luck with all this. It does sound stressful but you will be the great Mama you are.
When you mentioned you big girl panties I immediately thought of my neighbour. She has those enormous granny undies and does a fortnight's wash in one go which fills her clothes line. It's an impressive sight!