Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A short list about a long road trip

One week from today, my little clan of crazies will pile into the car and start our 21 hour journey to rural Kansas to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.
So today's "List" is in celebration of our 7 day countdown:

Reasons We Thought It Would Be a Good Idea To Drive A Gagillion Miles
with Two Small Children

1.  Flying would cost our family of 4 about the same amount as we could get for Bear Cub on the black market.  I was about to call Delta, but right as I picked up the phone, the wee one asked me to snuggle and I had a change of heart.

2. We love all the Chevy Chase "Vacation" movies and want to  provide our own children with painful, character building, memory making trips.

3.  We are straight up c.r.a.z.y.

4. They are so cute when they sleep in the car.

5. We know a pharmaceutical sales rep that has offered an "emergency" sample of "copers" should things get hairy.

6. Road trips are a valid excuse to eat McDonald's, Twizzlers, Oreo cookies and Pringles.

7. Now that Prozac and I are BFF's, I have an everything's-coming-up-roses attitude
that makes things like
Two Screaming Children in a Small Confined Space for Two Straight Days
seem kind of like
A nice way to spend some quality time together.

8. The children will have a better understanding of traditional Christmas song lyrics like:
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Dashing Through the Snow
The Weather Outside is Frightful
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

if they are in an environment where it's too cold
to wear tank tops, shorts and go shoe-less to sit on Santa's lap.


  1. ohh poor santa! He must be hot. And that is straight up crazy! Are you guys headed to winfield? Or around these parts? If you are around these parts I would love to say hi! We could go get a drink. (Invite ben...last time I drank with him I made him cry...it was awesome!) (or kinda sad...not sure which really- but tipsy men crying is just classic)

  2. LA- Don't you worry about Santa. The A/C was on and he had a steady stream of kids bringing him cookies. We don't have plans to drive up to KC this trip, but should that change, you'll be the first ones we call. I'm not entirely sure we'll be able to get the children back in the car after we stop at Ma's house. And as for Benny- he's a sensitive fella. It doesn't suprise me. ;)