April 03, 2009

The Insanity of it All

We are visiting my sister so the boys could see their new cousin. They are enthralled with the Flambina, from her tiny feet, to her pursed lips to the pooping noises.

I am left wondering how in the hell my husband and I packed the car this morning and didn't do a bag count.

I don't understand how we did a bag call no less than twice and yet nobody noticed...

... that Bones, Mr. All Over The Road, Mr. I Forget My Homework on the Desk at Home at Least Once a Week, Mr. Bright Shiny Object, didn't seem to stay focused long enough to bring out his bag.

... so here we sit at my sister's, eight days from being home, and the kid has not one stitch of clothing other than what he wore in the car for ten hours.

Which brings me to... a little shout out to the State of Georgia whoever is in charge road construction:


A 8.5-9 hour drive took us 10 hours because of road construction.

We get an awful lot wrong in the State of Florida, an awful lot, but our major interstate construction is done AT NIGHT, so it doesn't interrupt the flow of traffic for TEN FRICKIN' MILES.


We sat in traffic, absolutely STOPPED at times, for 10 miles at one point and then some later, due to I-75 construction.

And then to find out that Bones didn't take his clothes out to the car as we asked...

... I'm done.

OH! And I'm not sure we packed warm enough clothes. OH *I* LOOKED at the 10 day forecast. I packed for cool weather.

But did I pack for SNOW SHOWERS?! HELL NO. And I just got word at where I was taking the boys on Tuesday is expecting frickin' SNOW.

This is frickin' APRIL.


I'm going to bed.

Posted by Boudicca at April 3, 2009 09:55 PM

Please tell me the snow's not coming to Georgia. I'm just now fighting the beginning of a cold, and another radical swing in the weather may send me over the edge.

Posted by: diamond dave at April 3, 2009 11:11 PM

I love snow... from mid November to the end of March.

After that I get pissed, and I live in Northern Illinois for crying out loud.

Snow in Georgia is Mother Nature screaming at us that Gore is wrong.

Posted by: Graumagus at April 4, 2009 02:33 AM

Well, at least you arrived with the full headcount. And that's a good thing, right?

Posted by: Bob at April 4, 2009 07:08 AM

You can sit next to me in the been there done that want to strangle children meetings.

My son did the same thing. We were on a 10 day multi-state camping road trip from Florida to PA. Luckily, his brother wore about the same size and he had packed extra. But, we still ended up having to wash more often and find a Wal-Mart.

And Bob is right, headcount is extra important. Same child, same trip almost got left in the middle of nowhere TN next to a stream we stopped at to play in. We had two vehicles as we were traveling with my sister and her family. The boys kept playing musical vehicles. Walkie-talkies are wonderful. They kept the child from being left.

Have a great time on your vacation.

Posted by: sticks at April 4, 2009 08:21 AM

does he need clean clothes?
doesn't one of your kids not mind wearing the same clothes on camping trips?

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 4, 2009 09:11 AM

Dave- Not in the ATL area, but its going to be cold enough to.

Grau- I have no patience for April snow. April is for flowers and cool weather.

Bob- The silver lining! Yes. We have the right headcount, although I will say, it is tempting as hell to lose one.

Sticks- He has a brother that wears close to the same and Mo had some tshirts that were his size. I'm trying to figure out how Mo fit the casabas in that shirt... if my 9 year old is wearing it.

Writersblock- There are some clothes he'll wear over, like his jeans, but I'm forcing him to change his clothes every day.;-)

Posted by: Bou at April 4, 2009 10:29 AM

Monday AND Tuesday we are suppose to get snow showers and top out at 35 degrees.

I blame the old people, they have ventured back north and mother nature always has to remind them why they left.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 4, 2009 11:09 AM

You mean you Florida folks travel during that day?!?!?! ThAT is the problem, Georgia folks travel at night. Hehehehe......... :>)

Posted by: flams dad at April 4, 2009 06:56 PM

Flam's Dad- Hey, if driving at night is the key, we'll drive at night next time!!!

QW- Oddly enough, we noticed that the Michiganders were on their way home already when we were driving. I-75 was FILLED with plate from the MidWest. NE folks that take I-95, tend not to leave until AFTER Easter. Very odd.

Posted by: Bou at April 4, 2009 09:14 PM