We have ten grandchildren, six of whom live overseas, lately Tajikistan, and four others located on the coast of North Carolina. The stars rarely align to have all of them around at the same time; being together could also be referred to as a perfect storm, depending on your point of view.
We spent a night at a quiet, traditional motel; at least it was quiet until we got there.
We hope that you get to spend quality time with yours, too.
Dave & Paula