The good thing about going home for the holidays is everyone wants to see you the bad thing is everyone wants to see you. We're going home this year and we haven't been home since DS1 was 6 months old. Now we have DS2 and everyone wants to see us but I think sometimes they forget about jet lag, time zone change, travel fatigue and all that with a toddler and an infant. My mom just made plans for us to have people over a day after we land. I've already told her that if that day is not going well, we will cancel. I should also mention I have a teething toddler. Ugh!