Friday, June 22, 2012

Postvacationitis

Postvacationitis. Its a real thing. After a big vacation when its back to reality, its that thing that makes your body ache thinking about work and grocery chopping and laundry. Well that's how it feels for me. For the kids its a little bit different.

After 10 days of at least one ice cream and at least two desserts or servings of candy a day we were on our way home from Charleston when we stopped for lunch at Subway.

After we ordered our sandwiches she went looking for dessert. Just like she'd become accustomed to on vacation.

"I can't decide if I want and ice cream bar or a candy bar," says my daughter.

"Ummm. How about I help you out? Neither. Vacation is over," I reply.

Oh that is when the wining started. Along with the tummy ache and the head ache and the ear ache that was really swimmers ear because it didn't go away after healthy food and a nap.

I promptly diagnosed her, "You have postvacationitis."

This caused both her and hubby to pause. Then he looked at me across the front seat of our SUV and gave me a little smile and thumbs up.

After a pause, but before we were even out of the parking lot, she said, "Mommy that's not a real thing."

"It is," I assured her. "Your big cousin H gets it. His mommy has told me so. And so do Mommy and Daddy. We'll probably have it really bad tomorrow when we go back to work."

With that she bought it. I told her that taking a nap in the car and eating healthy foods would help it go away faster. She should probably make sure she gets to bed on time as well, because when you have postvacationitis its important to get your schedule back to normal.

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