So I picked the progeny up early yesterday. They got to fly 1st class from Honoruru on account of them being unaccompanied minors. Northwest sets their lower limit at 15, so the youngest couldn’t travel unaccompanied even though oldest sibling is 16. They require an escort to be 18.

It was not good news and delayed them a day on the way out, but they were fine on the way back and 1st class is awesome for a red-eye that long.

Immediately upon arriving the oldest went to the orthodontist and was told the braces don’t come off till October. Hysterical crying and whining ensued. I feel overwhelmed by the lack of perspective ( OK, I’m delusional here, we are talking about a 16 year old). After much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth – just like a Wild Thing – we settle in to watch a movie after getting some tasty Schmizza Pizza.

It made me tired already. I hope this isn’t the tone of things to come. I’m not sure I can bear it.