And I think I need to go back to work tomorrow to rest up!! We were gone a week - to a high traffic, busy, exciting location - we stayed at Niagara Falls (Clifton Hill), ON, and I'm almost afraid to say it, but difficult child was great!! Of course, there were the moments of him dancing to some loud music blaring out of one of the open restaurants - and a few mornings when he pouted because I refused to let him have the 4th pastry at breakfast - but other than that the week was amazing. Even easy child let up a bit on her whining. I can't remember a more relaxing family vacation. On two separate occasions, difficult child left the pool area, navigated the hotel to return to the room to retrieve something and return to the pool area - in an extremely reasonable amount of time - before I began to rethink my decision to let him do it. He swam in the deep end of the pool. Never argued or grumbled. Weird. I turned 38 on Thursday - and difficult child and I actually braved the Maid of the Mist. It was amazing - and such a nice thing to share with him. It really could not have been better. husband even bought the picture they took of us on the way to the boat - guess that was part of my birthday gift. We got home last night - and today was all about laundry, laundry, laundry and getting some groceries in the house. Oh yeah, and that hour-long nap I took in the late afternoon. I have downloaded my pics from my digital camera - and was shocked to see that I had taken more than 600 pictures - can you believe that??? I am sure there are some bad shots and duplicates that I took of outdoor sights and attractions that I can delete, but I am sure I will still be left with a decadent over-surplus of pictures. Oh well. Not a vacation I will soon forget - but, man, am I ever glad to be home again!!