The kids and I just spent five wonderful days in Lawrence, KS with Steph, Eric and their cats Bonzo and Djuna. Highlights included watching the cats, dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid, watching the cats, waiting for a sleet storm to come through, watching the cats, playing at the park on the one day of nice weather we had, and watching the cats. We drove back today. What should have been an 8-hour drive turned into approximately 12. That's just how it goes with kids, but I have to say driving 500+ miles solo with a 1yo and 3yo is one of the most exhausting things I've ever done. I'll spare you the unpleasant details, but I'm ever so grateful for two things: McDonalds PlayLand and the new car's scotchguarded interior. We had a great time in Lawrence, so the grueling drive was worth it, but I am not sure when I'll be willing to do it (alone) again.
Perhaps I'll write more about our trip later, but right now I desperate need to drink a beer, take a shower, and fall into bed.
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