- Packed up shop at home for about 3 days (which includes numerous loads of laundry, and trips to the grocery store etc.) then jammed it all into the back of the truck
- Made the beds, swept the floor, stocked the fridge, organized the luggage, and so on AT the cottage when we arrived
- Cooked, cleaned, washed the dishes (by hand!), made the beds (some days), swept our messes up, and washed some clothes by hand in the sink
- Had an eye on the kids at all times - are they on the dock? do they have lifejackets on? did they have breakfast? is it bedtime? is the fire going? are they close to it? and so on...
I was happy to go back to work after returning home and washing yet more loads of laundry and trying to put the house back together after we took all the important stuff away with us. That trip was definitely a "family vacation."
Later this week hubby and I are taking some time for ourselves and going to Toronto for a few days. My parents are having the girls stay with them for those same few days (plus an extra 2 overnights, before and after). So far for this trip I have:
- Packed luggage for the girls, as well as accessory bags with toys and food they'll actually eat
- Done yet more laundry for everyone to have clean clothes while away
- and tried to not buy much groceries for the time between these two trips so I don't have to throw out food when we get back!
We have a few things planned (a baseball game, visits with friends, and a trip to Canada's Wonderland) but overall we're just going to be with each other and do what strikes our fancy. What I do know is this is a much better chance for me to relax, than when we're at a waterfront with two young kids and no maid service! ;)