Have you ever spent the week in cool mountain air?
Beating the Texas heat by nearly 50 degrees in the evening.
Observing an after-dark Badminton match between a collection of random vacationing boys while shivering in a jacket over summerwear.
Have you ever torn 3 children away from a vacation?
Packing them in an SUV and heading Southeast.
Driving 14 hours straight between Colorado and Texas while minimizing vehicle stoppage to the absolute necessities.
Have you ever carried sleeping offspring to bed?
Weary from the journey that brought them home.
Negotiating a bath delay to morning allowing a smoother transition to smelly slumber nestled safely in their own beds.
Did you watch the bathtub overflow the next morning?
Flooding the entire second floor bathroom.
Seeping into the playroom amid a billion Lego blocks while pouring from the kitchen ceiling below.
Have you spent the morning on damage control?
Transforming household towels into dams.
Ripping up carpet squares, shoveling soppy toys into buckets and sending an SOS out for a colony of fans.