Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

March 09, 2004

24 hours

We're back from our whirlwind trip. We were there for almost exactly 24 hours. The drives went very well. They both napped for a big chunk on the way there, lulled by french fries. And when they woke up cranky as we got onto the last stretch of highway (as they always do, like some alarm goes off- we've hit Route 47, the three hour mark is hit, and we ain't takin' no more) we got off right away at a Jewel-Osco (the grocery chain of my childhood) and after a happy potty break, bought raspberries, blackberries, and gum. The gum and 'Come and Sing' played over and over got them through the overtime and we pulled into nana's a happy bunch. We all loved seeing our Nana, Layli, Lucy, and Khalil (who introduced us to Strindberg and Helium- very morbidly funny). But Maya woke up the next morning in a fighting mood and proceeded to attack Lucy at every opportunity until she got what she wanted, which was to go back home to Daddy. We didn't leave till 7:30 pm, due to Georgia's pleading, so you can imagine what kind of day I had trying to keep my little dominator in check. That girl is fast! I had fun cooking a big dinner for a bunch of starving people though(they're all fasting). It makes them so appreciative, very satisfying for the cook. Then off we went. Maya fell asleep immediately (with gum in her mouth, even!) assured of our destination. Georgia fell asleep after playing with the magnadoodle for a while and eating 'heart cereal' which is a Lucy's house treat. They both slept the whole way home, and I got time to think at bit. That was refreshing. I get the payback for such an easy return trip today though as both girls woke up at 7:30 ready to go, and I have to ask them to be patient and wait for my eyes to get the will to stay open. They are very good alarm clocks.

Posted by Bahiyyih at March 9, 2004 12:11 PM