People say "Oh kids, they bounce back so fast!"
This seems not to be true in the case of almost-3-year-olds transported from Baltimore to Vancouver (a 15 hour journey) and back, with an intervening, exciting, stay at Oma's and Opa's.
Winton has dark circles under his eyes and cried when I left him at preschool today, despite the fact that his friend Nathaniel was there.
I pulled my car up under their room's open window when I left to check if he was still crying. He was. So hard.
I will never "get used to" how awful it feels to leave one of my children somewhere when they don't want to be there.
I feel, again, ripped in half.