Monday, July 26, 2010

On the road again.

Dear Diary,
Well, it's that time of year again. The time when our family gets to hit the road for vacation.
 
This year, thanks to Nanny and Bunty, we're headed to Crested Butte to stay in the cool mountain air for a whole week.
 
It's possible they've forgotten the noise my children are capable of.

Or the smell of Darius' basketball shoes.
 
Whatever the cause for their critical lapse in judgement, there's no turning back now. We've been on the road since 5 a.m.

We got off a little late because both girls have fever - a little nugget I may leave out of the "checkin' in" conversation with Nanny.
 
Oh, Diary, I kid. I'll have to tell her so she can pick up some chicken noodle soup at the Walmart in Gunnison.
 
Kid. There's a word that starts with K for the Alphabet Game we've been playing for 2.7 hours.
 
My friend, Gini, called at 5:15 to chat. She was all awake and busy and the sun wasn't even up yet.  I think there's something seriously wrong there.

We just drove through Memphis, TX so it was obviously time for the "Oops, guys!  I must've made a wrong turn somewhere. We're in Tennessee!" joke that Trey makes every year. 

It never gets old. 

The other conversation that apparently never gets old is this one... 

"Baby, do you think we REALLY need to give the kids Dramamine?"

"Trey. Are you kidding?"

"No. I really don't think they need it."

So, this year, I didn't hand out the 'sleepy candy' per my husband's request. We lasted 3.4 hours and then, through tears, he was begging me to hand it out. 

Begging.

Let's just say, boys + the excitement of vacation + 16 hours in a church van + sugar = mayhem.  

Told ya.

Diary, I'm so glad I have you to record sweet memories like these. 

Oh, and I can't forget the beautiful sound of laughter tinkling from my precious girls as they lean into one another, splitting earphones, while they watch, and quote much of, Nacho Libre. 

"...and then I will become the greatest fighter that ever lived. And I will come back and make soup."

That's all for now!

HoodMama

5 comments:

Becca said...

Oh Nacho Libre. Such a classic.

Henley on the Horn said...

You are way too funny. I have missed your antics. Let us know what Nanny says upon check-in!

Grateful for Grace said...

"This is especially delicious!" is a fave quote around here. And "Easters". And "Praise de' Lord! Now you are baptized!".

Sorry, I'll stop.

I would have to take the Dramamine. Two of my kids would too. They don't ride in a big van, but our suburban does enough. We have to keep peppermints (preventative) and big empty cups (treatment) for these children. Not. Fun.

Hope it's a great time!

emily said...

Left off the Roger Canyon annual moment! Hope girls are better and you are enjoying the cool weather. Only in the low 100's here today. Wish we were there with you guys.

Kim said...

I am so needing your sense of humor after two weeks w/ Nana at the beach. Unless she has a senior moment, I think it is safe to say she will NEVER invite us all back for longer than a 3 day weekend!
HA!