Well, today is the big day. In about seven hours I am going to be taking all three kids, the double stroller, three car seats and A WHOLE LOT OF CRAP through security and onto an airplane. The kicker: MIKE IS NOT GOING TO BE WITH ME! Yikes. He is already in Florida for a convention and we are meeting up with him today. I am not worried about the actual plane ride. I am nervous about keeping my little entourage together while we remove our shoes, break down the double stroller, pull out the DVD player, display my liquids and all the other precautionary tasks I get to perform due to the stupid terrorists and tools(I am really trying not to say DB). To top it off, the airport brings out the WORST in me. I am usually a pretty even keeled person an I can adapt well to changes. When it comes to the airport that all goes out the window. I don't know why. Maybe I am so stressed about being late or frustrated with being told to go to the wrong line..... I really don't know why I get so riled. Once I get to the gate I am fine and all is good. Mike has had to hold me back twice for fear we were going to end up banned from different airports. It really is nuts. Mike and Melody are going to be on the same flight as us but I am going to the airport much earlier than them. There is that darn punctuality obsession again. :)
All in all I am so excited for this trip. We have had it planned for over a year and it is going to be fabulous. My brother is doing his residency in Gainesville and we haven't seen my nieces for years! They have never even met Summer. We are all going to go to Orlando together and I think the boys will love having other kids with whom they can hang out. Last time we did Disney World Tracy was only two and I was VERY pregnant with Ev. This time will be fun because both of us can actually go on cool rides.
One thing I have learned from my friend Becca: Don't tell your kids you are going to Disney until you are actually at the gates. For the last year we have been getting asked, "How many more days?" Although it has actually been great because they have been saving their money for a year.
Okay, enough ranting. Buh Bye.