We are back from an exhausting but fun weekend with some family that lives in a different part of Jerusalem. Definitely glad to be back in our own space and our own schedule. While it was nice to spend time with our siblings and see the community they live in, it was very difficult to meet all the kids' needs while we were away. Meals, playtime and bedtime become a challenge when you are not at your home base.
The theme of this weekend was clearly diaper/toilet issues as Y had two incidents that required clothing changes, Baby M lost his diaper in the middle of the night which resulted in a very messy crib and baby in the morning and A refused to use the bathroom there because it wasn't clean enough for her. The joys of three children under five!
The weekend was a good trial run for next shabbos, when we will be traveling up north with my parents, 5 siblings and altogether 13 grandchildren for two whole days of family bonding. It will be chaotic and fun.
I now know that I need to pack for all eventualities, meaning more diapers, wipes, changes of clothing, toys and definitely more patience. Now if I could just figure out how to stock up on patience by next Friday.