One thing you should know about this blog is I’m going to tell it like it is. I’m not going to sugar coat things to make it sound like Mary Poppins and Mr. Rogers went on a road trip. Anyway, chances are you already know how these things go, especially if you have kids!
Today was a long day. It wasn’t a bad day at all it just felt incredibly long. That’s because like I said in my previous blog, we’re just trying to get to Georgia at the moment.
When we first left, everything was so neat and organized in the car. I was amazed and proud of us at how well we did with packing everything. It didn’t feel like we were bursting at the seams like in previous road trips. Everyone had plenty of leg room. Usually, as the Mom, I end up carrying a lot of stuff up front with me, but even I had a lot of leg room. We bought plenty of snacks and put them in the back, in an organized fashion. We have a big container of individual bags of chips that we bought at Sam’s. The plan is to use them to go with our lunches and we would just stop at different stores and get sandwich stuff. This way we have more money to eat at nice restaurants for dinner. We would have good weather and I even pictured traffic flowing along smoothly. Yay, go us!
Not so fast. Here is how today actually went:
The kids started eating the lunch chips shortly after breakfast. Somehow, things in the car slowly gravitated up towards me and not only that things apparently started reproducing because our car started feeling a lot more packed then before. It rained off and on between Longview and Jackson. We got in not one, not two but three traffic jams. I was tired all day because I was up late writing last night. We drove past a couple signs of things that looked interesting. Normally we love spontaneous little things like that, but today neither Anthony or I felt like stopping and the kids didn’t care. The organized snacks looked a lot different after two kids tearing through them all day. I started thinking I needed to go back and read some of my previous blog posts to get some advice from myself.
We finally got to the hotel, got checked in and went to go get some dinner. Then Joshua disappeared, which made me panic even though this kid is the size of a smallish adult and it’s not likely someone would grab him. We were parked in the back and he had decided to walk all the way around the building rather than going out the back door with us.
We got back from dinner and now we are settled in for the night. Our car needs to be cleaned out and reorganized in the morning before we head to Georgia. We will make it look like it did when we first left. Then we will see what it looks like by the time we get to Grandma’s in Georgia.
But like I said, it wasn’t a bad day. It was just a long day. And tomorrow is going to be an even longer drive, so I’m going to call it a night.
Things rarely go exactly as we plan do they? That’s okay too because life would get pretty boring that way. Share your stories with us in the comments below.