Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Holidays are here again
So today marks the start of our very long Thanksgiving weekend. In the past Seth and I have tried our best to make it to each family to celebrate, but this year we've decided to cut back, so we will be spending Thanksgiving with his family (which is still two separate events). I'm mostly excited because this is Orion's first real holiday. We'll get to see his aunts and grandparents, as well as Seth's grandparents, which is always lots of fun. The trip back is never fun (a normal 4 hour drive done with a baby and 2 dogs making it a 5+ hour trip). I mean seriously, how do you keep a baby entertained in a car for HOURS with literally nothing to do. I mean all he wants to do at this point is crawl around, climb on things, and explore in general. Instead we have to strap him to a chair with no real view, hand him a couple toys, and say "tough cookies"? Doesn't sound like a good time to me. I will probably spend my time in the back seat with him to try to keep him calm, but he HATES his car seat with a passion. Hopefully the trip goes smoothly. My sanity can definitely not handle hour after hour of screaming baby in the car. However, what I think is even harder and more trying is attempting to make sure that each side of the family has an relatively equal amount of time spent with them so that we don't hurt anyone's feelings/piss anyone off. It's hard. It would definitely be way more convenient for us to spend our whole weekend staying at one house instead of packing up all our stuff half way through and switching, but that doesn't seem fair I suppose. It's just a hassle...and makes reason 183,585 not to get a divorce!! I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving weekend with great weather, amazing food, and cheerful family.