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Keep It Down, Will You?

We were packing Saturday morning, late as usual.  I was just getting snacks ready for the car (for a trip that was just over two hours, but you know when you have little ones you need to travel armed and ready and up to your ears in straw cups and tiny containers filled with crackers), and explaining to Saoirse again that we were meeting up with her grandmother and uncle at another aunt and uncle’s house, and that she and Quinn would be spending the evening with her Aunt Mary and Gram while her dad and I went to a football game with some other family members. “But, Mom,” she said, “I don’t want you to leave me.  I’m going to miss you.” I told her that I’d miss her, too, but that we would really only be gone a few hours after her bedtime, and that we’d be there when she woke up in the morning.  So, off we went, to southern Maryland, home of Andrews Air Force base and old plantation houses and, of course, FedEx Field, where our beloved Fighting Irish were beating…