Hello friends. It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for me to dump all the random junk in my head; all the things I’m wondering. Maybe you can answer some of these conundrums. As you read this I will be mid-road trip with all my boys. I am excited to go and have a solid week of uninterrupted family time, but let’s just say that a family road trip has some pros and definitely some cons. In fact, some of the downside things are exactly the things that I’m wondering about. You know, like, how much CAN they actually eat? Why are they so loud? Didn’t they say they wanted to go on this trip? Then why are they complaining? And, are all these family memories worth it? However, for this post, I’m wanting answers to just three simple things.
Okay, so I get that they want to listen to their music ~ especially if the parents are listening to lame music. HOWEVER, we are not listening to lame music. In fact, two of my boys are really big classic rock fans so how off could our music selections be?? Besides that, they always get a say in what we’re listening to. So, I am wondering…why is it that the minute we get into the car they all plug into a device and tune us out?
It’s like we’re the chauffeurs hauling these children around for fun. For years I wished that someone would design a plexiglass window that could be raised between the front and the back seats so I wouldn’t have to listen to them. It needed to be sound proof. Why has no one done that yet?? Now, I can’t get them to even unplug for a while to interact. We have to use this weird sign language to signal that we’d like to speak to them so that they will pull the headphones out. Is this normal? Do your kids do this? Honestly I’m not even sure if I should fight this habit or let it go…
Boys & Potty Humor
Can we really even call it potty humor at their ages? I don’t think so. I wonder is it just my boys or do all boys find releasing gas from the top or bottom of their bodies hilarious? It’s even funnier to them while we are all captive in a confined space….the car. Along those lines any talk of the aforementioned gas also brings a lot of laughs and crude jokes. Along with bathroom breaks. That’s a whole lot of sharing that is TMI. Honestly, I’m not sure whether to be glad they’re talking and laughing or aggravated that we have to resort to grade school humor? And while I’m on this soap box…Mr. LouiseMarie does not frown on said behavior as I do. Dare I say, he eggs them on by laughing along with them. Anyone have advice on this one?
Sleeping & Snoring
Oh my gosh! I don’t even have words for this torture!! How can there be so much snoring without the snorer waking himself up? Honestly, I’ve recorded it as said snorer doesn’t believe it’s THAT bad. So, on the one hand I am thrilled for the memories we’re making and all the together time. However, I am wondering…is it possible to have altogether too much together time? When you travel do you all get separate rooms? Yikes! That’s expensive. On the other hand, poor sleeping is no bueno either. What do you do on family vacations? I keep thinking that one day I will desperately miss all this, but right now….I’m not so sure. 🙂
Well friends, I’m going to cut this one short and go back to the fam. I hope you’ll come back soon when I post about all our adventures on the beautiful west coast. This place is AMAZING. I’m taking all sorts of pics to share with you. In the meantime, say a prayer for me…traveling with 4 boys is not easy. It’s an adventure for sure, but not easy.
Until next time~