Counting down the hours...
DAY ONE: FROM THE HOME FRONT
I leave for downtown Chicago to meet up with Devra and Sarah in three hours. (Kim, a Chicago Mom Blogger friend, has graciously offered to pick me up so that my husband doesn't have to drive down there with all the kids and drop me off as they sob piteously in the backseat.) I'm all packed up (in fact, the following video was not taken with my new Sony Handycam, because I already packed it and I'm too paranoid to remove it from the bag for fear that I'll forget a cable or something!)
It's weird--spending most of my time with four kids, you'd think I'd be frothing at the mouth over the idea of a break. And I am excited, but every time I go somewhere without them--especially, yannow, ACROSS THE COUNTRY--I experience pangs of anxiety and guilt and some strange longing to stay close to them. And then I experience a moment like the following, and that longing just melts right away:
is it time to go yet???
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