This weekend we took our first long trip in the car since we've moved. We went to see my brother and sister-in-law. They live about an hour and a half from us, which is actually a short trip compared to the trips we used to make to see family, or even to go to a big city for that matter.
The girls loved seeing their cousins. Now that Andy has Saturdays and Tuesdays off from work, we are not able to stay two nights in a row like we are used to. Arin, being the big girl that she is now (almost four) decided that she'd like to spend another night, in fact she'd like to stay five more nights with her cousins. Andrew and I talked it over and decided, yes, she could stay for the five nights (my sister-in-law was coming to our town at the end of the week). So we talked to Arin all day about it and all day she was very sure that she wanted to stay. We hugged her and kissed her, and along with everyone else, she waved us good-bye. She had a smile on her face, though I could tell it was more of a nervous smile than anything. We pulled out of the driveway and got almost to the interstate (about five minutes or less from their house) when the phone call came in, "Come back and get her, she wants her mommy!"