As it turns out, one of our visitors is "Uncle Joel", whom the boys have known since they were about 3 years old, and whom they absolutely adore, is here for about a week, visiting from Portugal. He was game to try his hand at parenting for a few days, by taking Simon and Alex with him to Iguazu. (Alex -- who also enjoyed the trip last time, though he was somewhat less enthusiastic than his brother -- insisted on tagging along, because what's more fun than a first class bus trip with Uncle Joel??!!)
The boys waved to us from the bus window -- they love their first class seats (prices have increased RIDICULOUSLY since we took our very affordable trip last fall, but with an 18-hour ride overnight, is there really any other option?!)
Suddenly finding ourselves childless in Buenos Aires, Tats and I decided to embark on a little adventure of our own: We took the train (different than the subte) home!
Now it will be three days of intensive catch-up with the online course I am taking, as well as the beginning of an exciting online book club which I signed up for through our teacher federation. There will also be opportunity for sleeping!!! :))) And, Tats begins her Spanish course this week. Without kids around, we might just squeeze in one dinner out, too... depending on the blue rate! :-)