The car is (mostly) packed.
The kids are settling down.
The au pair is out on a date.
And I am trying to psych myself up for this trip.
Don’t get me wrong, I am totally looking forward to Thanksgiving (with the exception of the drive from LI to MA on Friday…and the drive from MA to VA on Sunday). I love spending time with my sister Jean who I think is the coolest (and calmest) mom going. She gives me strength and we haven’t seen her since May …so looking forward to it. I wish that I could spend the entire time at her house…aside from the driving it just is more stressful for me to go visit the entire family.
But, Logan is really on a “grandpa” kick. It started about 2 months ago or so…she just randomly started asking when we were going to visit her grandpa…then, everytime she was sad, she would cry and say…”I miss my grandpa” and lately, everytime she doesn’t get her way or something doesn’t go her way she says…”My grandpa would get that for me (or let me do that!)”.
Now, for those of you who know my father (and clearly Logan doesn’t), he isn’t (usually) the warm-and-fuzzy-bake-cookies-with-you type. Logan hasn’t seen him since 2 summers ago when we spent a week with him (kind of) in Maine (well, maybe a lunch sometime in between that and now).
So, she has been really looking forward to this trip and I am going to do it so that I can get some pictures of her and him for the future. It is so sweet and I hope I can get her some