How can you tell when a mommy's and a toddler's exhaustion meters are pegged at full?
For the toddler you can judge it based on what he does when he finally gets home after 12 days and approximately 11,348 miles. He runs from the taxi to the front door of the house shouting "Anny, Anny, Anny!" Then once he's in the house, has properly been reunited with his pug and has gobbled down a quick lunch (50% to him and 50% to the damn dog), he craps out for a nap at about 2:30pm. AND HE DOESN'T WAKE UP UNTIL 6:15am the next morning!!! That's almost 16 hours straight!
As far as mommy's concerned, one clue that her exhaustion meter is at full is that she doesn't blog or answer e-mails for a week. Another is that when she does blog, she doesn't have the energy to do justice to all the adventures that we just came back from, so instead, she posts a word cloud to summarize the adventures:
And then she posts some other random photos without bothering to explain them...
So that's it! We're back now after a really long, really exhausting and really wonderful trip. And it sure is nice to be back home. I know that Radar's happy to be home. It was so cute to see how excited he was to see Fanny. And I guess being in his own bed made sleeping a whole lot easier for the poor worn out monkey. He popped up in bed at 6:15am this morning with a big smile on his face... what a trooper this little guy is proving to be!!!
Lots of love,
Titi and Radar