7.30.2008

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You know those vacations that make you yearn for a vacation from your vacation?

Let's just say it started with Sage screaming for three straight hours in the car, and ended with us pulled over at a gas station with Nate opening the hood to see what's what, looking fairly competent and manly-like, until I caught him unscrewing the cap for the wiper fluid.

Oh, and in the middle of it all? "Here are the keys, you'll be staying in Mobile Home 8."

We're home, we're fine, and now excuse me, I am going to sleep for 16 years. On a mattress not from 1963.


22 Comments:

Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Well, let me be first (or one of the first) to say, "Welcome Home". Now go lie down.

7/30/08, 2:33 PM  
Blogger Karen Sugarpants said...

The thought of the mattress makes me want to wash my hands. With bleach. Welcome home!

7/30/08, 2:56 PM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Mobile Home #8? Ritzy!

7/30/08, 3:10 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I know you are sleeping, but I just wanted to tell you I think we must have gone on the same vaction!! Oh fiddlesticks...I should have warned you first!! I am starting to think family vacations are soooooo like 1980-90's...and ended with the Griswolds. They are over rated, and I think I am going to start a new trend. SPA VACATIONS!! Sorry kids......

Oh, I find it also helps when traveling...if your child starts screaming...you just face forward...close your eyes...and repeat "SERENITY NOW,SERENITY NOW" over and over in your head. That or earmuffs....I have some if you would like to borrow them for your next trip:)))

7/30/08, 4:36 PM  
Blogger Lora said...

Oohh...I really want to know about "Mobile Home 8"!

7/30/08, 4:57 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

No, well, like you said - at least you are home. And safe. :)

7/30/08, 5:09 PM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Then again, women don't have kids with guys like me and Nate because of our auto skills, right?

Reminds me of the time a mechanic laughed at me because, after owning my car for 3 years, I didn't know how to pop the hood. Fuck that! I don't give him shit because he can't fix a dangling participle.

Anyway, glad you guys are back home safe and sound. Ready for another cocktail night?

7/30/08, 7:14 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

While our luggage did end up all over the highway - twice - I never did have to sleep on a decades old mattress in a mobile home. I think you win.

7/30/08, 9:06 PM  
Anonymous FearandParentinginLasVegas said...

Welcome home. Can't wait to hear more about your trip. Unless your vacation includes driving around desert roads at 2 a.m. looking for snakes, I think I've got you beat. THAT was my honeymoon (at least a part of it). It's only become more surreal with kids.

7/30/08, 9:52 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Glad you made it home safe, even if your eardrums may not be intact. The baby is not too thrilled with his carseat these days, so we're not venturing far.

7/30/08, 11:55 PM  
Blogger NES said...

Sage must have known what accomodations awaited her. Hope the car was okay in the end!

7/31/08, 1:59 AM  
Anonymous dana said...

okay, I know it's probably not funny, but the thought of Nate acting all manly and unscrewing the wiper fluid cap makes me giggle. it just sounds like something Doug would do.

7/31/08, 2:53 AM  
Blogger kirida said...

Welcome home! We're going on vacation to see my in-laws this weekend and it will be work. And we're staying at the Holiday Inn, so I'm sure it will be a step below mobile home #8.

7/31/08, 6:44 AM  
Anonymous WickedStepMom said...

Welcome home! Get some sleep! And never, ever sleep in Mobile Home number 8!

7/31/08, 8:58 AM  
Blogger Assertagirl said...

Summer holiday beds are rarely as comfy as the home bed, which is just so wrong!

When G and I went to the cottage last month, we said the place would guarantee a fully-booked summer if they'd invest in some good beds!

7/31/08, 9:29 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I do wonder about vacations sometimes... this year my hubby just started a new job so I am on a week off without him and instead of dragging the kids somewhere I am staying home and getting caught up on all the things I never have time for.... sounds boring but I am loving it!! Your blog just makes me all the more happier about it!!! He he he!!!

7/31/08, 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anissa@Hope4Peyton said...

I too am suffering PTTS (post traumatic trip syndrome) and I feel that On-Star should have therapists available to keep you from driving off the cliff beckoning your name so seductively.

It might just be me.

7/31/08, 1:56 PM  
Blogger AnotherMomCreation said...

Well now it makes you appreciate your home just a little bit more right?

I think all parents should get a Spa vacation at the end of a family vacation. Because lets face it, it's not relaxing or easy.

Welcome back....

7/31/08, 3:50 PM  
Blogger the new girl said...

The prospect of my girl screaming for 3 straight hours in a car has kept me firmly planted at home without a far away [airquote] vacation.

7/31/08, 4:22 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I've come to learn that vacations are only for the childless. We've decided the week long vacations will be for my husband and myself. We'll take the kids on a couple of little weekend trips from now on.

Glad your back and I hope you rest well.

http://notesfromthesleepdeprived.blogspot.com

7/31/08, 5:04 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...

hee hee, yes I know those kind of vacations.

7/31/08, 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Antonette said...

Family vacation = oxymoron. Enough said.

8/1/08, 9:15 PM  

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