This weekend was a three-ring Circus of family time. One sister in Kansas was up North in a cabin for a week, planning to stop and spend time with us on her way back. Meanwhile another sister in Kansas purchased a car from a dude in Lake Geneva. But she couldn’t make it up to get the car. So my brother flew up to Madison, Scott picked him up, and they Road-tripped it to Lake Geneva to pick up the car so Paul could then drive it home.
I stayed in Madison and met up with Beah et al. and we partied hard, as only two sisters pushing middle age with a gaggle of kids could do (basically: pizza and ice cream and lots of prying apart of feuding toddlers while still trying to hold a normal adult conversation).
For the record: getting 5 children to look at smile at you at the same time it surprisingly harder than one would think.
And that’s all she wrote. It was waaaaaay too short and I miss them all so very much and I don’t have much more to add other than: it just sucks that they live so far away and this is such a rarity.
Counting down the days already.