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July 12, 2008

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???

"Video and pictures taken with Sony DCR-SR45 Hard Drive Handycam® Camcorder.  To learn more, please visit www.sonystyle.com".

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Jill Asher

Hey Meagan.
Can't wait to read your posts and see your video from the SUV! :)

... and can't wait to see you in Silicon Valley! Got the hair cut, colored and straightened TODAY!! Yippie...

Jill

cindyfey

My kids thought the video was the funniest thing ever. Now they're trying to make the same noises. Great.

Michelle

Your kids are EXACTLY like my kids. I think they may have learned that dance from yours! Thank goodness someone else has witnessed this experience. And by the way, I feel the same way as you about leaving.

kathreen

Cute glasses Meag. NO MORE WIRE FOR YOU! (Not that I am ever hip enough to notice- as long as they are smallish, squarish and lack the little playboy bunny sticker that every hot fashionista wore in the 70s, they look pretty good to me!)Still, somehow I know you aced the glasses-choice this time!

You looked great on tv-all of you, although Meagan is the only one I can really compare to anything. Very poised.

Have fun, women. I'll track you, stalk your movements by internet and wish I was on an adventure.

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