my dilemma is over!!! weeeeeeeee!!!!
e&m have known J. for a long time now. in fact, she's the only person with whom they've ever spent the night away from us.this to me is reason enough, not to mention the fact that they'd be in a familiar environment and complete great care, even if they ended up spending nights at her house.
thank you, J, for accepting to keep our children for that long!!!! it is already an ever-so-scary feeling. she is crucial for it to be even possible for the trip to happen, let alone the peace i can feel, and therefore enjoy such an opportunity. WE LOVE YOU, J!! thankyouthankyouthankyou.
no need to find an unfamiliar daycare, nor sleep in an unfamiliar bed, with an unfamiliar set of rules. i just couldn't do it. no matter how well-intended by all the parties involved (b/c we know what the road to hell is paved with, right? :P)