Huge day in the K household: the kids’ passports arrived!! I’ve been watching the mailbox for weeks, so I was pretty excited. The kids caught on to that, so they were excited too!
We congratulated Eloise on her very first passport, and congratulated Isaac on his new big kid passport. He flipped through the pages and found A TRAIN! “This one is mine! It has a TRAIN!” Oh, the joy!
We had just gotten back from getting the menfolk haircuts at the Navy Exchange. Eloise and I did some shopping for baby hair clips. Every time I’m there, this Wanderlust Beauty Set stares me down. So far I’d resisted. But I am a sucker for wanderlust beauty, so I finally got it. After all, I have the perfect pouch to keep it in, and I figured at this stage of my life I needed a little imaginary wanderlust since there isn’t a lot of actual wandering going on. At home I discovered the eyeshadows are called “mermaid aqua” and “treasure.” PERFECT. Especially for our wandering in Norfolk, the mermaid city. And by wandering, of course I mean getting lost when I misinterpret Google directions.
This is a cheesy confession: I used to feel like seeing the world was essential and unavoidable. After scratching that itch for awhile I was afraid travel was more of a selfish luxury, a juvenile escape from reality.
Then, on the crazy NY Roadtrip with my parents, my dad said something enlightening. My mom has a dream of combining her many talents and opening a B&B. I asked my dad if he had a comparable dream. He said in high school, he envisioned having a job that would require traveling all over. I thought, “HEY! I don’t just have this disembodied desire to see the world. It’s hereditary!” It was flipping through my dad’s colorful, over-stamped passport that first inspired me to go get stamps of my own. Wouldn’t it be fun if my parents opened a B&B in Mexico or something?
Anyway, jury’s out on whether Isaac and Eloise will further inherit some wanderlust, but having their brand new passports is a good start!