QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jet lag? What jet lag?

We did it. The husband and I schlepped the 10-year-old and the 13-year-old all over London and Paris and inbetween, literally, and survived, fairly unscathed. I arrived home to find that, when I sat down to work at my laptop, an evil computer virus had taken its toll, thereby preventing my accessing any files or folders. No big deal! oy. So... I can do little work while my computer is with my company IT folks trying to solve the problem... so continued apologies for no blogs. :(

We flew into London last Sunday night into Monday morning, and I showered and went to work (the London Book Fair) after the all-night plane ride. I'm so busy at the Fair that I don't notice jet lag... I just keep plugging along and don't have time to think about it. I left the fair and got back to the hotel room around 4:30 or 5:00 pm London time to find all three boys, the husband and 2 sons, completely sacked out in the hotel room, fast asleep. It took me quite a bit of effort to get them all up to go get some dinner. The 10-year-old was so groggy and disoriented that he thought it was the next morning!

I tell you that story to tell you why I was chuckling when I overheard the 10-year-old talking on the phone to my mom the evening we got home.

"Yeah... it was great. ... [blah blah blah]. No! I didn't get jet lag AT ALL. I was perfectly fine."


more tomorrow (or the next day?) on: the hazards of flight with children, the hazards of sleeping in one hotel room with children, eating with children in restaurants, and more!


  1. Welcome home!

    Sorry to hear about the laptop. Being chained to a desk is infuriating...

  2. Looking forward to hearing about the trip!

  3. That's pretty funny. I come from a family with seven kids so I know all about being stacked into a hotel room like sardines.

  4. Welcome back! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

    Jet lag is the worst. When I was 18, my Mom and I went to Nepal for 2 weeks. When I got home I slept for an entire day, didn't even wake up to pee!

  5. Yay, welcome back! I have been thinking it's time for me to be brave and try a trip with the kids, but I guess I'll wait to hear your tale before I commit.

    By the way, you should come over and add your thoughts to a post about the French. I am getting all sorts of great comments about European travel!

  6. Thanks, everybody! I've been faithfully trying to catch up on all of your blogs....

    Wendy - I did comment on your French post... :)


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