I now have Colby's passport, without adding stitches to my head.
I have shipped out essentials (shoes, books, board games, more shoes).
And I have planned our week's vay-kay in Sorrento, Italy, during our last week over there. Goofy, sweet but clean and friendly (with the plus of having it recommended to us by a super-reliable source) hotel. http://www.sorrentohotelmignon.com/ I'll let you know.
I'm thinking small and that's okay if we're at the beach. In my mind I've already flown through the 5 weeks in Brussels and am swimming with the kids in the Mediterranean. I guess Sorrento, according to Scott (he of the Milan and Florence living experience, i.e., snob of all-things Italian), is a little like visiting Alabama. Friendly, southern, and cheap. Perhaps lacking in some culture...but that's okay if this is what will be within walking distance: