Alex, Kai, and I stayed home. Everytime I would think about Alex and the Lake House, I would get this overwhelming sense of dread. So reluctantly I brought it up with Jason and we agreed he and I should stay at home while the family went on vacation. And instantly I was lighter and happier. I knew it was the right decision. I wish we could all be together, but this is the best thing for our family right now.
We decided Kai would stay with me. He doesn’t do well with new and unexpected changes in routine. The family leaving was hard on him. He had a meltdown, but settled down after a while. He and his Grandpa have a special relationship. Gary and Sandi kindly came over and spent some time loving on our boy. He’s fine and got to talk to everyone on the phone a couple of times. It was sweet.
So Day One of vacation is in the books. I spent the day cleaning up after the boys. The travelers traveled. (That’s a long drive!!)