Note: If you do not already know who I am, then you are advised to turn back now, lest ye die of boredom. This is not the blog of someone who is trying to become a famous blogger. This is meant as a memory bank for our future and as a way for our out-of-town families to keep up with the goings-on around here. I am increasingly bothered by the permanence of the internet, particularly in regard to children who have no choice in the matter. As a result, I intend to keep things pretty matter-of-fact.
I’m pretty sure we’re never getting invited on a family vacation again.
Oh Henry. Henry is a force of nature that can not be described–only experienced. There is no need to go into details, but I will say that at one point he was behaving so badly and having such an awful time that we took him to the emergency room hoping to find an explanation for his behavior. No such luck. No ear infection, not even a fever. Just Henry being Henry, I guess.
It was…. stressful. That was how vacation was. Stressful. I lost six pounds in nine days. Everyone knows how much fun it is to lose weight, right?
There certainly were good times as well. Story Land was a great day. Finn and Stephen are good kids (even though they don’t exactly know how to interact yet) and were very cute together. But overall it was just too much to handle. It seemed like everyone in my family was sick. Stephen puked 20+ times one day.
I’m not going to talk about it any more. Hopefully I can scrape together a few photos that paint “vacation” in a better light.
August 30, 2012
Well, I give up. Eight months in and Badger is officially an indoor cat. After spending ten years as a cat that would rarely even come inside, now she hangs out with us all day. She goes outside for about one hour a week but I don’t think she really leaves the front stoop. She’s good at being an indoor cat. We have owned Chloe and Badger together for over eight years, and until very recently they couldn’t be in the same room together without there being tension, hissing, barking, chasing. Now everyone is used to each other. The cat sleeps in our room with us and the two dogs. Never any flare-ups.