Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Fun and Not So Fun Parts of a Car Ride.....

It might sound a little crazy, but there are a few fun parts of a long car ride. However, there are plenty of not so fun things too. Those who have made a road trip with three young kids and a dog, might know what I mean.



Good music - A fun thing. Kelly and I have our favorite must have cds to listen to along the way. Some of them are U2, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, and Weezer.

Bathroom breaks - Not a fun thing. I think yesterday we made 7 bathroom stops. It never fails, as soon as you get back on the road someone has to go again! At least once on the trip, Katelyn will poop right after stopping.

Portable DVD player - A fun thing. I never thought I would have a movie player in my car until I made one 700 mile trip without it! The trip is never complete until we watch "Finding Nemo" at least one time.

Hearing the dreaded question of all question, "Are we there yet?" - Never a fun thing. It feels like every other minute someone wonders if we are ever going to get there.




Reaching our destination - Definitely a fun thing. It is always good to get to the end of the drive. It feels good to get out and stretch your legs.

Unloading the van - Not a fun thing. After being in the car for 10-12 hours, it looks like a cyclone has passed through!

Watching your kids reunite with their friends - A fun thing. Today we met up with the Wrights for lunch. Our kids were so happy to see each other. Nearly 5 weeks is a long time to be without your best buddies!

5 comments:

Marisa said...

I can totally relate! Hard to believe when we were little there were no DVD players in the car. It is totally a life saver! I bet you're so glad to be home (but probably not back to routine ... I always hate having to come back and get back into cooking and cleaning), it just feels good to be back in your own space. (At least, it always did to me!)

OH, and I'll for sure get you on the email list!!!

Buckeye Bosleys said...

I just thought it was the sweetest thing ever the first time I heard Connor and Kutter call each other Best Buddy. They must be thrilled to be back together!

Stacey said...

What cute kids you guys have! I am so excited to get to know you guys better. I have heard a lot about you. It was great meeting Kelly. I would have loved to meet you too! Maybe one day...

The Harding Hive said...

Portable DVD players, cell phones, all of those things that save us now! Long road trips are so hard. You are a trooper. I love that you always find the positive side of everything, and not just the negative. You're so cute!

Grandma Hand said...

It was so great to see you and the kids. How cute the family is and it is really a comfort to know that you are settled at least the kids are. It seems that you all take that long ride really well. Love you and keep the pictures coming.