Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This picture makes me laugh because it's a very accurate snapshot of trying to coordinate 11 adults and 7 children as we maneuvered through Busch Gardens. Super crazy but also super fun. I'm sorry that I don't have more photos than this but you kinda forget about your camera in these situations.
The California crew has departed and the Spanish crew is on an American road trip. Life is slowly getting back to normal.
Actually, Maggie has had an emotional meltdown everyday since her 6 cousins have disappeared. I think she's missing them. In fact, I know she is. She randomly calls out their names and asks for them. (Where Lucy? Bella?) When I got home from work today she seemed bored out of her mind, collapsing onto furniture, rolling her eyes around, and spouting out exasperated gibberish. She then bit the crap out of my finger when we were brushing her teeth before bed. (Frustration? Anger? Utter boredom?) This was followed by an angry momma, a cranky baby, and an expedited bedtime routine before things could get further out of hand.
She really thrives on interaction with other kids and she's just not getting it on a regular basis. She spends entirely too much time with grown-ups and I think we need to get serious about finding a play group. Any ideas on where to start?