children, mommyhood

Homeward Bound

Rise and shine, pack it up and exit the cabin by ten a.m. That’s a lot of pressure but we miraculously managed. We are back in the truck heading home.

The boys are hanging in there. So are we.

As for the first photo, it’s of me and my sis with the boys at the Wax Museum in dowtown Gatlinburg, TN. We are seated next to Forrest Gump. If life really is like a box of chocolates, when it comes to my sister and family, I most certainly got the deluxe package.

children, life in pictures, parenting

In Transit

All I can say is whoever invented the portable DVD player (which little T.Puzzle refers to as a DBDB player) is one of my personal heros. The only way to travel with hyperactive children is to load them up with snacks (NOT caffeine) and buy a couple new DVDs. My only wish is that Full Speed came with a volume control or more like a maximum question barometer that I could set to low.

We broke up our nine hour drive and stopped at a hotel in South Carolina. There was a pull-out bed for the boys across the room from our bed. It was late enough that the boys should have been sleeping but not late enough for Mad Dog and myself to turn in for the night. My remedy for this was simple. I approached their bed and told them that in order to get a fancy breakfast in the hotel lobby (which was included in the room price) they had to be quiet. One peep out of them and they would lose this amazing privilege.

They were asleep in ten minutes.

You can tell from these pics that they enjoyed their breakfast immensely (note T.Puzzle’s sassy refusal to face the camera).

We are off to a good start.