Monday, March 17, 2008

Are We There Yet?

Ok, never have done a BLOG before. I mean what is it anyway? AND...who in tarnation ever came up with that name? I mean really, you could write an entire BLOG on what people think of when they hear the word "BLOG or BLOGGER". can tell I'm functioning on very few brain cells, that's what waking every 2 hours will do for ya!

I am tired. That is right, you heard me...tired and every other form of the word (eg. sleepy, exhausted, zombie...). Most of the night there is this little guy attached to my baby-feeding-mechanism. Is that for real? Guess it keeps the teething to a minimum, or whatever...if I can catch some zzz's through it all, I'm good!

So...are we there yet? Kind of brings back memories for so many of us eh'? Driving in the car for days on end, feeling queezy and hoping for a potty break before you flood your drawers. Oh yes, I remember it all too well. Now we plan to do the same to our poor children this summer. Do you think we will get to our destination (any of them) before we hear the dreaded question? ARE WE THERE YET? I think I will offer them 25$ each if they never ask the question. Then I can enter our family in the Guinesses Book of World Records for over 10 miles in a car with more than 5 people without hearing "Are we there yet?"

As we look forward to trotting through Texas, Georga, Tennessee (where we plan to stay the longest), Kentucy (The Creation Museum), Indiana, Kansas or possibly Colorado, I begin to feel this preSSURE...HEAVY PRESSURE...MUST FOCUS...POTTY BREAK...KIDS...MOUTHS...MORE PRESSURE...DIRECTIONS...MAN AT THE WHEEL...MAP QUEST...HUNGER OH THE HUNGER...ARE WE THERE YET? Oh well, I don't read much anyway...who needs to make their mark in some dumb record book?

The journey should be a lot of fun really, and we are looking forward to it! We are excited to visit with our ex-neighbors The Johnsons in TX, our first stop. Then on to GA to stay a few days with our friends The Fletchers. Mason looks forward to seeing his best friend again! The kids can't wait to ride horse too! We will go with them and meet up with The Bullers at Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, total Home School opportunity! Underwater falls, in caves...should be very cool! Then head to our friends, The Bullers home, for probably a good week before we stop in at The Creation Museum (hopefully with them, and maybe even the Fletchers). Then our other 2 stops will be brief overnighters on our trek home. Are you feeling PRESSURE?

So, who can come up with the best ever traveling ideas for kids (and Mom's) for treks up to 16 hours at one time. I will post your ideas, and hey, even use them if they will keep me sain!
Looking forward to our Summer Trek!


bunchofbull-ers! said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOO! I am the first to comment!
And honored that we are mentioned on your blog! What does "blog" stand for anyway?!!
So, I guess I better get to putting something more interesting on mine. Like a picture or something, huh? Oh, wait...I need to figure out how to do that first!
Well, I am looking forward to your trek across the country too. TENNESSEE OR BUST!!
All I can say is.....DVD PLAYER!
oh and maybe some duct tape....of course, Im kidding. Well....kinda anyway. ;0)

Love you.

Kelly B.

Happy Mommy said...

We have lived 8 to 12 hours from our family for the last 10 years and since having our first child 6 years ago travel has become much more interesting! We play I Spy, and we listen to Audio books, and we watch DVD movies, we buy the kids a few small toys like action figures for the boys and Polly Pockets for our daughter and we give it to them in the car. I fill back packs with snacks and juice boxes and games, toys and coloring books and if its a really long trip we buy a new movie. We really enjoy car trips, hope I helped!
I found you from bunchofbull-ers. I homeschool too.