Preparing for a trip can be quite an ordeal. I like Juergen's way of dealing with it - he simply comes home the night before we leave and that's that. He has no idea of the preparation that goes into leaving for one week. Including packing everything for both of us, ironing until my arm was numb, organizing school/skating schedules, lunches, clothes and homework for the kids, getting dog food, treats and accessories ready for Wilbur, banking and calls necessary to leave the business for one week, and the list goes on.... vacation indeed!
My parents have taken on the rather large task of watching the kids AND Wilbur for us. Frankly, I'm more worried about Wilbur than I am about the kids. I liken him to two-year-old twins with A.D.D.
Mom and Dad, I love you. Godspeed. ;)