HOLY COW! What a week! DC was great...mostly. I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever been more stressed out IN MY LIFE! Traffic was a NIGHTMARE and I learned about4 hours in that my travel agent does NOT know anything about traveling with 130 people. Students were well-behaved and in awe, parents were appreciative and mostly non-complaining, weather was GORGEOUS! I can honestly say that I saw the hand of God in the ENTIRE 3 days and that in itself made it worth it.
I learned a LOT...A WHOLE LOT. I learned that I do have a breaking point. I reached it Friday when my sweet hubs called to tell me he was taking Eli camping and leaving Luci behind with friends. I was to pick her up and take her home when I got in. No problem. Until...11pm turned into 5am. I learned that I NEED my family. I NEED a little bit of normalcy after chaos. I NEED my boys to be home and welcome me back. I NEED to hear "we missed you".
I didn't communicate ANY of this well though and the Saturday morning was spent arguing and "not" arguing with my hubs. I felt wretched bad mom guilt for asking my boys not to go camping just cause I wanted them to be home so I didn't. Then I just felt miserable and cranky. YUCK! Sometimes being a crazy moody girl SUCKS! :)
On a good note, both of my children have slept through the night for ...4 NIGHTS! WOO-HOO! (I may have just jinxed myself but I DON'T CARE!) Just tucked them in ( well, Chris did) so I'm going to BED! Night.