Daily Chatter

Friday, August 12, 2011

Let me just say good thing I love my...car.

Part of my crazy busy week has been/will be all the hours spent in the car...again.
We just drove 4 hours back from VA on Sunday and Wednesday evening the kids and I were on the road again as I met my hubbs "half-way" between our place in PA and VA so that he could take the kids to his "work picnic" on Thursday.  Normally this would be cool except that we are going to Hershey Park on Friday - but Hubbs is not - so that means I'm in the car again Thursday night to get the kids to then drive to Hershey.

Let's look at the math.

Sunday evening - 4 hours driving
(let's forget the hours we spend stuck in the car running errands that day!)
Wednesday evening - 6 hours
Thursday evening - 3 hours
Friday evening - 4 hours
Sunday evening/Monday morning - 4 hours

4 + 6 + 3 + 4 + 4 = 21 hours driving

I just looove my car.

That does NOT factor in any time needed for, say potty stops.
Can we all wear diapers, eeeewwww!
I like to try and see the positive side of things and I realize that if we want to do stuff I have to be willing to put in the effort.  But 21 hours in the car mostly WITH the kids, is going to be a challenge.

At least the kids were away over night Wednesday evening.  I got to sleep by.my.self. all night long, I ONLY had to get myself ready in the morning, no one threw food or toys or attitude at anyone else, and I didn't hear how that little bird Pedro in Rio just sang the 'drop it low' song again for the zillion-th time. 

Gee, they were gone for almost 24 hours.  I'm sure I started to miss them.
at least I'll tell myself that when I want to leave one or both of them along the side of the road.
Let's not get all worked up.  I'd never actually drive away from them.
This weekend I doubt I will have any trouble wanting to go for my runs. 

Today is day # 460.  Anyone up for running through Hershey Park?


  1. Gosh - with all that driving, you should just become a truck driver!

  2. WOW - I thought I was bad traveling between 200-400 miles each weekend, but that's without kids, and you are still beating me! I feel for you! I hope you know the celebrity game and pack good snacks. Enjoy Hershey!

  3. I feel you on the car trip thing. Next week, I am taking the girls to RI. A 12 hr drive. Solo.

    I'm going to need earplugs.

    And Hershey Park sounds like a blast!

  4. How do you fit on your daily run with all of that happening? I don't mind driving if it is for something really worth it.

  5. Wo. That's a butt load of driving, with kids, in a car...ugh. My stomach kind of tightened up on that one. My head kind of started aching too. I think I need a break from my kids just from reading this ;)

  6. We are going to Hershey Park on Saturday am! If you are up for a run on Sunday morning or Saturday night!

  7. That's a lot of driving! Enjoy the Park!

  8. That's a lot of driving!!! I get so uncomfortable in the car after more than 3 or 4 hours. My legs hate staying still!


  9. I think you should start charging them per mile. Then when they pay you you'll be able to put the money towards their college fund.

    I got to sleep all by myself too. How decadent to have the whole bed to myself.

  10. You have been on the road a lot lately!! I love it when people keep their cars though! Our second is coming up on 100,000 miles and I couldn't be happier that they'll both (be old and) have high mileage.