being off your routine is hard enough... but then add grandparents on top of that..... oh what fun!
I know what you mean about the routine. We are not the best about having a strict schedule (we are trying to get better), but with my DH gone for 3 1/2 weeks things are crazy around here. I can't really get 3 wiggly kids ready for bed and sit and nurse a baby at the same time, so for the last few weeks they have just been up until I go to bed and they are much more cranky and so am I, but what can you do? My in laws are coming for a couple of weeks in August and It is usually stressful for me when they are here because I have to endure little bits of advice about how if I only did things a certain way they would listen blah, blah, blah... they just don't realise that I have done all the things you are supposed to do, but they don't always work. This year might be a bit different because we have been learning about all this autism stuff in the last 6 months and maybe they will see some of the behavior a little differently. I just don't want anymore fun times like Grandpa determined that he could potty train my 2 year old if he was tough enough on him!
I guess I don't have any good advice about dealing with the challenges of travel and visits except to just expect them to be more difficult and just mentally prepare to work a little harder. Good luck and enjoy your trip!
As for us....we leave first thing Monday morning to pick up DH from the airport!!! Yippeeee!!!!