We braved the elements to enjoy some winter sports all week long.
|We all went night snow tubing again...gotta love it!|
|Dad went sledding...|
|...with the boys...|
|...while Kate took a spin around the ice rink.|
|The girls got in some shopping and had a horsey ride, too.|
Nicest of all was that we had no major meltdowns or stress-related episodes. With four kiddos with post-traumatic stress disorder, it's something that we're always braced for when we make any change in routine or schedule. PTSD hates change, even good changes, so we try to be careful when we plan vacations to minimize the disruption to our family routine. We've been lucky to have our own condo in New Hampshire that we visit several times a year; we can get away but still keep our own schedule for meals, bedtimes, etc. The kids are all very comfortable with their surroundings which makes them less anxious and more able to just relax and have fun. This week was the most laid back vacation time we've had to date as a family of seven so I think we're on the right track.