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Are We There Yet?

We’ve got a big family vacation coming up – we head out the end of next week – and I think I may have gotten the girls TOO excited about it.

Maddie’s read the guide book cover to cover, and loves to debate her favorite restaurants based on nearness to our rental house and the ratings in the book. Cora’s pored over pictures from my previous, child-free trips to the place, and will be able to find her way around any beach blindfolded. We bought both of them a snorkel set and have been using them at our neighborhood pool to make sure the girls are comfortable in fins in the ocean. Now we cannot get them to swim without their fins, which can be disconcerting to the six-year-old playing innocently next to them.

Both girls made a countdown calendar yesterday and take great satisfaction in x-ing off another day. Both girls daily ask me, “When are we going to GO already?”

Meanwhile, I’ve got a growing stash of stuff-to-pack in my bedroom, have already bought surprise treats for them, and am maniacally planning how we’ll survive ten hours on a plane. We’ve got a tower of sunscreen, a pile of books, and a couple underwater cameras for good measure.

Are we there yet?


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