Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Recap

I know that you are probably anxiously waiting to hear about my Thanksgiving trip and dinner.  We had a good time.  The trip started out with DH waking me up at 6:30 for a noon flight.  We live 20 minutes from the airport but he felt it necessary to tell me we had to leave at 9:30 am at 6:30.  DH and I have different travel philosophies (I'm right and he is wrong) which leads to a lot of heated conversations and threats of not going to the airport together.   We arrived at the airport with enough time for a full sit down meal when I would prefer enough time to grab a magazine and board. sigh. 

The previous night LO and I had gone to dinner at my aunt's house and they kept asking to feed her cake, bread, turkey, soup etc.  I said no to all of the above but something must have slipped in there because LO had an epic blowout at the airport and I didn't have a change of clothes.  She had to go jacket only on the plane.  Flying has also become more difficult as she moves a lot more and the seats seem to have gotten a lot smaller.  I couldn't get LO to nap before dinner so I was nervous for the outcome but she seemed to handle it pretty well.  Here is a great pic of the Jews in front of the xmas tree after dinner.  I say great because it was obvious that my coping strategy was to be over served and that LO can only take so much before she gets pissed and we all just kept smiling. 

We decided to take LO and the stroller to the lobby bar after we got back to our hotel where she screamed and then fell asleep and we enjoyed an evening cocktail.  I felt like a bad parent in general so why not take the baby to a bar.  We didn't do hardly any shopping but we did watch the xmas tree be lit in Union Square which was fun as always.  

We didn't celebrate Hanukkah when we got home as we were too tired and not in the mood.  We will have to celebrate a little later this year as DH left for Europe. I will have more time to plan a meal and find the menorah. It is tough being a single parent as I forgot to take care of the cats and the reward was not pretty.  Also, I may not have realized how much he picks up around the house.  Hope your holidays were great!