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We just headed out on a mini Spring break with the kids and the dogs! So I thought it would be fun to share 10 things my kids said on our 14 hour road trip. Beware that if you too decide to embark on such a loooong car ride chances are your kids will *probably bark these same things at you from the back seat* as well!
Did I mention that we also took our rescues with us in the car? And can I just say they were by far MUCH easier and less cranky than my kids on this road trip?
We took this trip from NYC to Wisconsin to attend admitted students Day at Wisco and we all feel in love!
And now we are finally home. But we only get our girl for another four months and then The University Of Wisconsin Madison has her. And there were so many emotions swirling around in my head as we made the 14 hour car ride back to NYC.
I am a worrier by nature hence the reason I married the polar opposite kind of person who can tame the beast of anxiety (that dwells within me and that never really ceases to make an appearance but is especially more powerful during moments of change and uncertainty).
Most of all I just want my kids to always be each other’s soft place to fall. And seeing this selfie I shared pop up in my camera roll (one that I didn’t force them to take together ) makes me feel like hopefully they will.
But I digress without further ado here are 10 things kids will say on a 14 hour road trip.
10 things kids will say on a 14 hour road trip
#1 Daddy can you stop drifting (apparently my husband has a tendency to drive off the road)
#2 Mommy can you please control the sun ( My 18 year old would prefer that the sun be redirected, and apparently- I all of a sudden have the power to do just that)
#3 I feel like we've aged for years in this car..mommy you look like you are 50 ( Hmmm I will be 46 in August- but 50?!)
#4 Are we there yet in Wisconsin? (This was uttered 45 minutes out of Staten Island,and every twenty minutes thereafter.)
##5 I feel a little lightheaded ( Yeah and so do I kid- we've been in this car for a GAGILLION hours)
#6 Daddy won't let Mommy drive because he thinks all women are bad drivers (This is true- but really it's less work for me so you won't see me complaining)
#7 I miss my phone so much ( this was uttered FIVE MINUTES after playing with her phone until the battery died and while we were waiting for it to be recharged)
#8 Can we please just park the car and take a plane?!
#9 It smells like poop. ( That could be because we had to cart a bag of pooh in the car from our dogs for 90 miles until the next rest stop- you know nothing says ROAD TRIP like a nice bag of poop)?
#10 Can waze tell the future…if it tells you when you are going to get there shouldn't it tell you what is going to happen when you get there? (If my son can figure out a way to achieve this– well I'll cut you all in on it!)
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