I half expected him to spew vomit and do an Exorcist-headspin a couple of times. 'Oh, he's just possessed. That I can deal with...'
Parent review by my son: "I've had the mom-bot ultra 4K for almost 4 years now and despite the cons mentioned above I wouldn't trade it in. I would have given it a 10 out of 10 if it let me sleep in more. And if it had a mute button."
For non-parents vacation equals relaxation, "me-time", and adventure. I can't speak for all parents, but my guess is that for the most of you, vacation does not include any of the above, especially if you have young kids.
Every once in a while, my brother brings me a dish of whatever mouth-watering concoction he's produced. My husband, for reasons unbeknownst to me, sees this as a challenge, and he goes above and beyond to make the next meal he prepares (more often than not a variation of my brother's dish) extra scrumptious. How do I know, you ask? Because for the duration of the meal, and sometimes the day after (if there are any leftovers) he repeatedly asks whether I'm enjoying the meal and how it compares to my brother's. Not once, not twice, but sometimes as much as five times.
Since I was nowhere near my pre-baby weight by the time I got started on #2, I knew I was fighting an uphill battle. If I couldn't exercise with one, how would I ever manage with two, tiny humans demanding all of my time and energy?!
We went about 6 rounds (of tag-pooping)...in 2 hours...I wanted to sever my nose. I was so done with all the kaka, I blurted out...
So I'm laying there, examining his face by the early morning light, overcome by love and all the sappy motherly emotions you hope could last all day. Then he wakes up and gives me the cutest smiles and sweetest hugs, I feel so blessed and I realize, this tiny human being, this is my gift. Every year, him and his brother are my anniversary gifts, and I love and cherish them so much I wouldn't trade them for the world. Then, in his loving play, he whacks me in the eye and I think, maybe I should have saved the receipt, hrmpff