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We have been on the road 16 days, have traveled approximately 3,500 miles, and for the most part have been sleeping in close quarters. “Family togetherness” has taken on a whole new meaning. Here now are 10 Things I’ve Learned About My Family During 2 Weeks of Travel:
- My 9yo grinds his teeth at night. It makes me flinch almost as violently as when I hear a mosquito buzz in my ear.
- My three teenage girls take forever to get ready. I honestly didn’t know this before we left because they tend to get up early enough to do everything they need to without keeping the rest of us waiting. I have spent a lot of time on this trip waiting.
- My 2yo son doesn’t sleep in the car. At all. He does, however, get extremely loud and obnoxious. I’m the only one brave enough to sit next to him anymore.
- I still get carsick if I’m not the driver or front passenger. Which has consequently made sitting next to my loud, obnoxious, non-sleeping 2yo that much more fun.
- If we are determined, we can drive from Flagstaff to San Diego with only 1 1/2 stops.
- My kids can be convinced to use most porta-potties, but some are beyond an open mind (hence the 1/2 stop).
- My husband is happy driving in a totally silent car.
- I prefer to have music or a book on CD playing while I drive.
- Our kids each have a great sense of humor.
- After 11 hours in the car, though, nothing amuses them.