Wondering what it is like to live in a hotel room with your two little kids?
First of all, routine goes out the window. Our kids normally go to bed by 8 p.m., this picture was taken at 10:15 p.m. last night. That's right. It is a non-stop party around here. We like to think of it as camping, all sleeping in one big
Besides poor little Charlie's nap schedule though, everything is great. Today is Day 4 of our "house-hotel" adventure. (That's what Luke likes to call it.) I am really enjoying it here. Erik doesn't get off work till around 6:30 p.m., so I have all day to spend with kids. Of course, at home I also have all day to spend with the kids, but here it feels different. Without housework, church responsibilities, and other distractions, I feel like I have nothing else to do but to spend time with the kids. I love it! We have gone to museums, movies, a puppet show, numerous parks, rode a carousel, and just sat on the hotel room floor to play with trains.
And guess what? I love being a mom! I love doing things with my kids! Amazing!! I went through a phase recently where I didn't feel like taking the kids anywhere because I was so tired of their fighting and temper tantrums. I look forward to every day here to see what we can find to do next. Who cares if we have to hang a beach towel over a closet door and blast a fan for Charlie to sleep! This won't be forever. I will actually be sad to go back to normal life.
It probably doesn't hurt that I am in love with San Diego too.