We just returned from Pittsburgh, PA, where we visited family for the Easter weekend.
We had a wonderful time playing with Cousin J and Cousin J2, Aunt D, and Uncle B.
We learned a few new things along the way, like:
*when your 5 month old baby decides it would be a great time to get his first ever fever of 103.4, the nurse at night in your hometown is not really a whole lot of help.
*your SIL’s pediatrician is miraculously in your network, so when you take your child to see the said pediatrician, you only have to pay your copay.
*your baby did not have ear infections like you were afraid. He just had a gastrointestinal virus that lasted 12-24 hours.
*when your husband, brother, and mother take Frick, Frack, and Cousin J to the museums in downtown Pittsburgh, any other day of your visit would have been better than going on Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Apparently this is the only game Pittsburghers actually attend all season.
*while stuck in traffic with every other Pittsburgher on Opening Day for the Pirates, having your gas tank on empty is not a good thing.
*but having an out of state license tag is and people understand why you are trying to get to the extreme left hand lane to exit. At least you think they do.
*and having three very hungry four and five year old boys who are cranky kinda makes you lose your mind.
*drinking coffee while chatting with your SIL even though your baby is pooping his guts out and running a fever is WAY better than being in the car with those three cranky boys, one agitated husband, one bothered brother, and one miffed mother, on the way to a museum in downtown Pittsburgh on Opening Day for the Pirates.