This just in: family of seven returns from vacation in beautiful North Carolina. Mother overwhelmed with laundry, gear and food which is currently littering every available flat surface in her home. Five children are wild with delight to be near the beloved Wii again, and are testing the screen time limits. Father is back to work, leaving Mother with aforementioned mess and rowdy children. Father also busy ordering Mac and iphones, to the family's great delight.
Yes, I'm singing the post-vacation clean up blues. It is amazing how one family can so quickly trash a house! Seriously, though, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most of the house is back to normal now. (Don't ask what my standards are for "normal").
We had a wonderful vacation in North Carolina. For the first week, my husband's parents and brother and sister-in-law and four children joined us. The kids (and adults!) had a fabulous time hanging out together. We saw many waterfalls, toured the Biltmore, celebrated 9 birthdays. . .good times, good times.
It's too bad we couldn't stay on vacation forever. But I guess even then we would eventually want a vacation from our vacation, making it not an actual vacation.