Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Road Trip

Posted in children by Kathy on June 27, 2008

We left at 4 this morning. Seth woke up probably about 3 a.m., and wouldn’t go back to sleep. I hadn’t slept well the whole night — not only did it take me a long time to get to sleep, but I slept restlessly.

At one point, I dreamed that there was a granddaddy long-legs in our bed. I hate those things, so I got up and slept on the floor with the kids. Later, I realized that it had to have been a dream, because I saw the critter, although it actually was too dark to see anything. So, when I realized that, I went back to our bed. Before too long, Seth woke up and wouldn’t go back to sleep. He drifted off when I laid down next to him, and woke up when I got up. Finally, I just got up and packed the food into the coolers, woke up my husband, and we all got going.

We had planned on leaving at 4, and we actually did get out then — which was good, because traffic started to build pretty quickly. Both boys woke up, and didn’t go back to sleep. Keith was like my husband — grumpy in the mornings; Seth, however, was actually quite chipper! As I’m writing this, we’re almost to our destination, and it doesn’t seem like it’s been almost 10 hours since we left. We went easy though — stopped several times, stretched our legs, got food — and that seemed to break up the trip pretty well. Although there was a lot of construction on various parts of the trip, things went pretty well. There was one place we had to detour, because the road was completely closed down. Oh, well. We detoured, and it worked out okay. It delayed us, of course, but not too badly. The boys didn’t sleep as well as they should have — not only waking up too early, but not sleeping in the car as much as I thought they would (or should). But it will all work out in the end.


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  1. Melanie said, on June 30, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I would like to say “hilarious” but I am afraid it might come back to haunt me! Have fun!

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