Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A new adventure

At 6 AM, we will gather luggage and sleepy children and drive to Newark airport, where we will board a plane bound for San Diego. The sunny city where my baby brother lives.

James, rocking at X-Fest in May

I've never been. And worry too much tonight about screaming 15-month-olds on planes for 6 hours. I have to let it go.

I haven't taken a vacation that included my brothers since I was 15 years old. Ben and I got caught in a frenzy so many months ago when we started planning this. Airline miles. Hotel points. Our collectively absent spouses mean we get to pay down time lost on shmancy vacations. But more important, this will be the longest I've spent with both my brothers since I lived with them. Four whole days. A baseball game. The zoo. The beach. So cool.

Let me enjoy this, instead of fixating on everything that's not perfect. Relax despite the stress of getting there.

6 comments:

From A Distance said...

Hope you and your children have a wonderful time with your brothers. Hopefully you will share pictures with us here in cyberspace!

karen said...

Hope getting there wasn't too awful! I had some squirmy moments in the airport today, where I had to quietly impart to my beloved offspring that certain words (...fly into the side of... pilot...blaster...) and sounds (ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-BLAM! BLAM!) are not suitable for use in the airport, particularly not when your mother is parked in a rolling chair, hoping to curry favor with the gate attendant in hopes of a more comfortable seat. At least the worst thing Lin can holler is "cracker!"

sister k said...

good genes...lol..have fun! ;)

The Plaid Sheep said...

Goodness, he got older didn't he?
I hope you guys have lots and lots of fun and that the plane rides are scream free.

Michelle said...

Have a wonderful time in CA... don't worry about the travel..just enjoy the time away and have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Navilyn said...

I wanna go too!
Enjoy yourself, and have a safe trip...