Saturday, August 18, 2012

Scenes from the end of Semester at Sea

It has all come to an end. The semester at sea is over and it is back to reality. A homestyle, daily reality that Mitchell has truly missed.

The kids could not wait to greet Mitchell at the airport. His flight was on time but was delayed at the Jetway. It took many trips up and down the escalators to entertain everyone while we tried to be patient. Four triplets can only sit still in an airport waiting are for so long before they become zombies.
When they finally had their big brother in plain sight, they were quick to react!

Nothing says you are home like a pack of wild siblings attacking you

as you cross the line from TSA. I knew the littles had missed having Mitchell around, but I did not realize how much Mitchell missed them until I witnessed the scene at the airport. It was like a damn tear jerking Hallmark card commercial or something equally as heart wrenching and cheesy.

The real photo opportunity came when Pennylane realized that her "boy" was home. He was only gone 9 weeks, which is practically forever in dog years.Clearly, she too was thrilled that he was back.

Like all five and six year olds, the first question they had for their big brother was, "Did you get us presents?"

Of course he did. Mitchell bought them traditional gifts from countries he visited. While I totally appreciated the fact that he did not just buy some Made in China plastic crap, the kids weren't sold on the gifts from Morocco. When they modeled the fez and slippers it was as if Jasmine and Aladdin had entered the building. Suddenly, there was a new found costume value to these presents.

Jeff and I are glad we have Mitchell home safe and sound. As you may have guessed I delayed posting this update like all superstitious Jewish mothers- I did not want to jinx it.

All good things come to an end, and just like Phineas and Ferb say, " There were 104 days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it!" Thank GAWD! I am in hourly countdown mode starting right now. Mitchell is back, and everyone starts school on Monday.

The End!

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