Our Christmas vacation in Toronto this year was 2 weeks long. I thought we'd have oodles of time to visit and relax. Seriously. Who was I kidding?! The Liem family is now 20 large (21 if you include Little J, who wasn't actually out-of-womb during our visit!). It takes co-ordination to get that many people together! And it takes even more time if you want to have any decent visiting time with any one person!
There were actually 14 of us staying at my parent's house, so at least we had a good chance to visit with mostly everyone. I grew up in a family of 5 children, so I am accustom to and actually enjoy the bustle of a busy household.
Josh, on the other hand, was not used to that many people. To say that he was a bit of a nightmare would be putting it mildly! He was so over-excited, over-stimulated and sleep-deprived for most of the holiday that I actually felt sorry for the poor guy everytime he got in trouble. He was introduced to the concept of washing ones mouth out with soap during this trip because he couldn't stop saying bad words. Ugh.