But I am exhausted as hell. I need a vacation after that vacation, lol.
The highlights include:
1 plane ride from hell to the midwest. My child was cranky and had diarrhea. He pooped through three changes of clothes from the time we got to the airport until we arrived in the midwest. He screamed on the plane and yes we were "that" family that people roll their eyes at wondering why they can't control their child. 3 hours later than our original arrival time, I finally stumbled off the plane with my hair all over the place and put my blanket wrapped poopy child in my MIL's arms and said he needs to be changed, lol.
Oh and once we landed we found out the airlines did not put our bags on the plane because while they were within the weight limits, they needed to lighten the plane and I am sure they thought, "hey why not torture the poor parents even more."
So added to our day of travel hell was an 11 pm trip to walmart, my favorite. Our clothes finally came at 4 pm the following day just in time to get ready for the first "event" on the itinerary.
Fast forward to Christmas day. In ILs effort to structure fifty million things before opening gifts, I had to put DS down for a nap after opening his first gift because he was exhausted by the time we made it to the tree.
Add to the week, several remarks about who was getting more time MIL or FIL (they are divorced so we had two houses to visit). And hurt feelings when discussions were made about possibly diverging from the itinerary. My BIL said it best..."This was the most restrictive vacation ever. Next time I am going to stay in a hotel and say to hell with everybody."
And I did not get a date night. I have learned that my husband is a wimp or in denial when it comes to his family. Why we must attend one more function when we have hung out with the exact same people at least three times already is beyond me. But I did go to the spa. It was four hours of heaven in a six day period of chaos.
But I am alive. And I still love my ILs, I just don't plan on spending Christmas there anytime soon. Probably ever.
So what have I missed?