It's been five days since we touched down in Melbourne again after being away for two weeks.
And as I stand in the kitchen I realise that the holiday is officially over!
We have just been on an amazing two week adventure/holiday together to visit dear friends in Thailand. It was such a wonderful time together, in a place none of us had visited before.... or dare say even dreamed that we could get there. Through the actions of very generous friends and family, we were able to take a break from our "reality" and get away for some time together.
We stayed with our friends, and lived life with them for a while, watching our combined six children enjoy each other's company (most of the time).
We stayed at a bed and breakfast, where friendly faces greeted us every morning, our laundry was done, and a hot breakfast cooked for us if we wanted.
We ate out at the market almost every night, enjoying the locally grown and prepared meals.
We survived the heat, we survived the humidity, we survived the long and somewhat gruelling flights with our two princesses.
And now we are home. Home sweet home.
How do you know reality is in full swing again? When there's no longer someone asking if you want your room cleaned. When the laundry floor is filled with dirty laundry, especially after a little princess wets your bed. When the pleading eyes of pets look up at you longingly asking for your attention. When the dirty dishes on the counter top outnumber the clean ones in the cupboards.
Home. Back to reality.