Sure, you can have it all. You want to venture out into the world, so you decide to bring them along. First thing you do is train them. Carrying your bags is a great example of added value.
Then you teach them how to amuse themselves in an airport, and on the airplane, and you think, man, I'm good.
Then you laugh at all of those people in the customs line, NOT eating Goldfish crackers or playing a jolly game of tag. You see, right about now, the world is your oyster.
For a few moments, they even play the part, like little pretend explorers.
But all along, they had a plan. And their plan is very good. And you realize that your kids are smart - sometimes even smarter than you.
These little troopers have lasted more than 1/2 way through the summer with me, and they are still going strong. Hats off to you, kids, for putting up with us. And another, baby-hat-off to the Little Delicious Baby who made it all the way to Chicago as a newborn! Great to meet you in person Debbie, your Photo Friday program is the way to go!