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I Survived Vacation Preparation and So Can You

As we prepare to leave for our next adventure to the Utah national parks (with a detour to the Grand Canyon-North Rim), I’ve had an epiphany.  I now know why I am always so excited to arrive at our destination.  Our arrival signifies that we have survived the frenzy of vacation preparation which, in our house, goes something like this:

(1) My husband and I yell at the kids to start packing their suitcases. We then yell at each other for yelling at the kids.  This vicious cycle continues for at least 24-48 hours and we all lose our voices.  And yet Chloe still manages to forget a few things.  And then she blames us. Because we yelled too much and she couldn’t concentrate on her packing.

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Routine? What the Hell is That?

The good news is that the girls are settling into their new routines.  Busy at school, busy with homework, busy with activities and busy with friends.  The bad news is that, despite my best efforts, my intended routine evades me.  I have lots of time blocked off in my calendar to write, but the kind of writing I plan to do during those hours remains stubbornly trapped in my brain.  I’ll get it out eventually.

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