August is always a crazy month in the Middletini household. Our school district doesn't let out for summer until late June. July is all one camp, then my ex and I divvy up vacation time with the kids, filling in the blanks with other camps. By the end of August, we're all hanging on by our fingernails, because school doesn't start back until after Labor Day, but all the college kids have gone, which means no camps.
I used my time to take the kids to San Diego to visit McDreamy in his new home. We had a wonderful time, as it's kid paradise: beach, Legoland, zoo, Sea World, great weather, etc. One of the best parts was getting to spend a little time with McDreamy's kids, who are about the same age/gender spread as Tink & Tweak. They're extremely sweet, and the girls really hit it off well.
So did the boys, but they weren't much for hugging. McDreamy took a cute picture of them playing Wii tennis, and now we can't find it. Take my word for it. Cuteness.
Here are a few highlights of our outings. And look! I learned how to embed a slideshow!
I'm not going to lie. I hate being so far from McDreamy. I miss him like crazy. Thank goodness for modern technology - without chat, Skype, e-mail, text, and cellphones, I would be a sad puppy.
I've noticed that because we can communicate closely most of the time, we are more present for each other than I thought, if we put in the effort. We exchange texts and e-mails on the fly about snippets of our days, crack jokes, snap pictures of interesting things we see, give each other advice, vent about frustrations, and share little moments of win, like when I manage to lose my keys only once in a day. Thanks to the miracle of Skype, we can even see each other every day. Though it's not as good as being together in person, I do feel like McDreamy is with me, and I try to make him feel my presence in his life, too.
|The best thing to come out of Estonia in the history of ever. Thank you, Estonian genius guys who made Skype.|
The trip had only one downside: the universal truth that vacationing with kids is not so very conducive to romance, which wouldn't be so bad if we had more time to spend together generally. In a few weeks, we're getting together again, without kids. Woohoo!
|Going my way, Sailor?|