Let me back up. Among his other jobs, my husband owns his own tax preparation business. From February 1 until April 15, we don't see too much of him and it is my job alone to entertain the kids seven days a week. This is always a stressful time. My husband is tired from working crazy hours. I am tired because I have no time to myself at all. (And of course, in typical married couple fashion, we are each frustrated that the other does not understand how hard we are working.) The girls are tired because I am trying to keep them occupied and out of the way so my husband can finish all of his work. This past weekend we realized it had all become too much for everybody. We needed a change.
With a small amount of research, I found the website Pennsylvania Farm Vacation. The website lists numerous farms where you can stay, help with chores and just hang out on a farm for a few days. This weekend, the girls and I are off to the farm.
Meg and Clare began packing their bags immediately once I told them we were going. Clare was initially nervous because she imagined us sleeping in a barn on some hay. But she has since packed all of her art supplies so she can paint things she sees on the farm just like Beatrix Potter. Meg insisted on eggs this morning for breakfast because she is looking forward to the fresh eggs we'll have on the farm this weekend. Yes, we are very much looking forward to this farm adventure. Expect many farm pictures and stories to come.