Jun 10

Road trip ahead!

We are leaving in 2 days to drive to Alabama! It’s a 22-hour non-stop drive to my parents’ house, but we are breaking it up into 3 days on the road, taking into account that we’ll probably have to make many stops for the kids (7, 4, and 9 months). I am, of course, looking forward to seeing family & friends in Alabama, but I’m also looking forward to the drive! Am I crazy? Maybe. But this is why I like road trips:

1. You can’t do laundry or wash dishes when you’re in the car.

2. The kids are all strapped in, and so even if they scream or make a mess, they are at least confined and safe.

3. An extension of #2–the kids have a more limited area in which to make a mess.

4. When they all fall asleep, I can sneak into the front seat beside my husband and pretend we’re on a date, just the two of us. We can listen to the radio and talk without interruption.

5. I have a stack of books I can’t wait to read.

6. No cooking on road trips.

7. I think it’s easier if you have more than one child to go on road trips. The kids kind of entertain themselves (when they’re not fighting with each other).

8. The hard part of road trips is packing. Once you get everything in the car, you’re done. If you left it, you left it. There’s always a wal-mart at the next exit.

9. Making a new drive is always exciting because you get to see new towns and states. The girls and I flew out to Colorado when we moved last summer, so we’ve never made the drive before.

10. All that time in a small area with my family + no chores to do or things to distract us = a great bonding time!


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