We returned from a near-monthlong holiday in England. We hadn’t visited since Easter 2019, so it’d been a while. There were lots of ups and downs with the four-year-old, but we managed to power through numerous tantrums, and colds, on the trip. We’re back home now — Emilia with conjunctivitis, and me with pneumonia. We’ll just call them souvenirs from abroad.
Challenges and illnesses aside, it was a delight to watch my daughter play with her four cousins, two of which are close to her in age. Her cousins here in the Bay Area are all much older, so it was nice to see them all run around together, making the most of the outdoors (when it wasn’t raining, which was most of the time).