Michael had a conference in Corvallis, Oregon which is halfway to the Redwoods so we made the brave decision to turn it into a road trip. It was hard, but it was oh so good! Caleb pooped in the pool and hot tub, got stung by a bee, Michael and I got in a fight over ice cream, Norah screamed so hard in the car that she went hoarse, we had 3 of us in one full size bed sleeping it was stressful but it was fun and memorable and magical and I sure do love my family.
We drove down on Monday and he was done Thursday night. So Tuesday-Thursday it was just the kids and I from sun up to sun down. I maintained my sanity by going to the pool several times a day, 2 movies (thank you M.A. who funded our movies), puppet show at the library and at one point I just loaded us up in the car drove for an hour.
That night we went back to check the pool and it was clean and smelled so strongly of chlorine. I let the kids get back in and then maintenance came in to check the chemicals... and I was praying that the kids wouldn't tell him it was us who had tainted the pool.
The kids were creepers and I think it made him very uncomfortable. He never acknowledged them..ha