So I told you about the little trip I'm taking, where LITTLE means IS TURNING INTO A COMPLETE AND UTTER NIGHTMARE.
Anyway. Back to the nightmare.
I am the photographer for the wedding. Which will be fun! and unstressful! and lovely! Except. I am bringing the short people because a Certain Someone has to work at His Certain Place of Employment all bloody weekend long.
You might be wondering why I'm bringing the team with me to photograph a wedding in a land that is far, far away. And to be perfectly honest with you? I'M WONDERING, TOO. Elliott is still nursing, and at the moment he's working on about four teeth, and he's not feeling well, so it's not really the right time to leave him. (Although, he's getting four teeth, and is crabby, so leaving him is somewhat tempting.) If I take Elliott, I'll need someone to take care of him in The Far Away Land whilst I'm quote-unquote working, and I'll *also* need someone to take care of the Other Three whilst A Certain Someone is quote-unquote working. And I can't really afford to pay two babysitters to simultaneously watch my children at home and in The Far Away Land.
So I decided to take them all.
And this is the part that makes me want to say all kinds of bad words. I cannot find a place for us to stay. There is one child-friendly Bed and Breakfast in the town, and there are three NOT AT ALL child-friendly B&B's. Naturally, the child-friendly one has a three-room suite that is totally budget-worthy, and a sun room to play games and watch tv and stuff, and it is booked.
There are hotels. But none of them will let me, the four short people, and my take-along babysitter all stay in one room, which is NOT AT ALL what I want. And none of them have adjoining rooms. They don't even have accommodations suitable for one adult and four children (and no, the babysitter is not sleeping in the car, for heaven's sake, people). I can't put some of my people in a locked room with my babysitter (this has nothing to do with her, she's lovely) all night long, because can you imagine being little and wake up in a dark room in a strange place and WHERE IS MY MAMA!!!!!!
I have a headache. Tell me how to solve my problem. Please.