Well we made it back from our adventure visiting with Great-Grandma. She is getting on a bit, but she still manages to do most things for herself. My big girl was such a big girl that it made the whole trip so much easier! She did not offer to climb the furniture, play with the millions of antiques, or chase the cat, and her behavior on the airplane was very good as well. The best, the most wonderful part, was her sleeping. In the past we have never traveled to a new place without crying and troubles at bedtime. The first night is usually especially rough. Often she doesn't sleep through the night either.
This time, she went down late (due to our arrival time), requested about three or four blanket adjustments, and then just went to sleep! And she stayed asleep THE WHOLE NIGHT! And she did it EVERY NIGHT WE WERE THERE! Ahhhhh that is the sound of one big part of my mommy anxiety just letting go. If she will do this on all our travels this summer, we will all have a much easier, happier time. Here's hoping that we've turned such an important corner.