After 5 weeks on the road, we are back home. It’s a bittersweet feeling, or at least it is for me. The Vachette is thrilled to be back home with all of her toys. Seriously, if you ever want to enable your child to engage in some quality self-directed play for hours, just take her on a long vacation and then reunite her with the toys she had to leave behind. Mr. Mad Cow and I are both flabbergasted by the way she has occupied herself since our return. It truly has been a most welcome surprise. Too bad I have suitcases to unpack and mountains of laundry to do. And then there’s this whole house renovation project that I have to prep for. No wonder I am less excited about coming home than she is.
Back to this this whole coming home business. There certainly are some perks, like sleeping in my own bed and having a well occupied child, but I would be lying if I said I was thrilled to be back. To put it simply, we had a phenomenal time. And as much as I love Boston, a Greek island it ain’t. So to combat the back-home-blues, I made a point to enjoy some local pleasures this weekend. Like a cold brew coffee at the Union Square Farmers Market. And some takeout from Tenoch. I could easily have spent the entire summer lying on Karpathian beaches, but I have to admit. A burrito tastes pretty good. Especially after a five week absence.