We all are overdue for a break. School has ended and everyone passed. The kids performed valiantly at their piano recital. Baseball is over and softball should mercifully end this week. (I love softball, I do. I just have no motivation for sports after school ends. Playoffs are this week and the coach recommends no more than 45 minutes outdoors so I won’t overtire my daughter, and for an added bonus, they’re calling for severe thunderstorms during the game.)
We will miss the end of playoffs because we are going on a 10-day roadtrip, and everyone is so excited they’re starting to pack even though we are not leaving for three more days. I don’t know about you and yours, but this is how my husband and children prepare for a trip:
1. The kids just packed all their electronics that they will immediately unearth tomorrow morning and then forget to bring on the trip itself.
2. My husband wants to load the GPS with all the addresses we will need but forgets I need to get to the (away) softball game first.
3. We had a 30-minute discussion about the bike rack.
4. The kids decided to pack all their underwear and even though I’ll do laundry right before I leave and we won’t need that much time to pack clothes I will still need to undo what they just did.
(Side note: I won’t be able to do laundry for nearly 10 days and that is harshing my mellow. I am trying to deal.)
5. They already picked out movies to watch and they’ll change their minds 57 times before we actually get in the car.
On the bright side: we all are looking forward to cooler weather and not having to deal with air travel.