Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Surprise Visit --Memorial Weekend 2007
Steve had to leave for another conference the week before Memorial Day and rather than fly solo at home for five days I decided to load the kids up and drive to New York to surprise everyone. I am not sure what part of my brain did the equation of a 12 hour drive alone with three kids vs. a few days at home alone but somehow I computed that the first scenario was far more desirable. The drive turned out to be remarkably painless and well worth the look on Kelly's face hopping out of her bed from a nap when we showed up and Julies face when she turned around and saw the kids in the hall at the school where she works. The whole experience was very rejuvenating for me. I got to sleep A LOT and the kids got to be with Baba Juje having fun. Delia's entire "To Do" list of things to do was accomplished. I remember that S'mores and swimming were on the list. Steve joined us for the weekend and we all drove home together. The trip ended up providing some much needed perspective for me.