We leave first thing tomorrow morning. I had a bit of a freak out yesterday regarding all the things I needed to do. I walked around vibrating and mentally paralyzed for awhile and finally decided to toss all the perishable stuff out of my fridge. Surely there could have been no better usage of my time. <insert eye roll here> But yesterday afternoon I packed all the kids' clothes and last night Ritu and I tackled our packing. I'm feeling in remarkably good shape for the trip at this moment in time. My house is clean so that we won't come back to a mess (God Bless Flylady) and I was even able to honor a volunteer committment I had at the school today.
There's been a slight change in our itinerary. Instead of going from Jaipur to New Delhi, we'll be going back to Agra for a day or so. Turns out one of Ritu's cousins got engaged, so now there's going to be a big blow-out of an engagement party while we're there. I don't know exactly when we'll be where, but I'll update when I do. (That way if there's a monsoon, typhoon, or ka-BOOM, you'll have a vague idea of if we're involved.)
Juliana finally admitted this morning to being a tiny bit excited about the trip. She's been saying all along that she doesn't want to go. People ask me why she's not excited. Well, let's see. We've told her what a wonderful experience this is going to be, while ennumerating the deadly, brain-swelling diseases for which she must be vaccinated. We've subjected her to 5 shots in 6 weeks. (Excited yet, honey? It's going to be such an adventure! Except for the water, of course. The water there is like poison to you.) Oh, and she's 5 1/2 and she thrives on routine, consistency, and familiarity. Did we mention enough times how DIFFERENT every single thing there is going to be? Yeah, I don't get why she's not excited.
David, on the other hand, totally gets the adventure part of it. Well, that and he found the two new game boy games I bought for him to have on the plane. Either way, he's raring to go.