Monday, July 7, 2008

Beware Water Bottles with Yellow "Water"

Yesterday the family was on the way home from the Keys after an enjoyable 4th of July weekend. As anyone who has traveled out of the Keys on a holiday weekend knows the traffic is insanely horrendous and could double, even triple your travel time home. Being so prepared my husband and I have a united attitude that we are not stopping the car until we can safely say we are in the 4 lane territory of US 1. Of course my littlest boy begins whining that he has to pee. This is at least 20 mins before we were even thinking of stopping. After making the poor child wait 20 mins to pee we take pity, stop for lunch and let the little ones pee in the bathroom. All is good except for the hour we lose while we stop. Continuing on our adventure home we make another stop a little further up at some friends house to see their new arrival. Now we are 3 hours behind on our travel home time. We are in the realm of having to eat dinner out and not getting home prior to the kiddos bed time. Fabulous! No naps + lots of time in the car watching movies = two hyper active not wanting to go to sleep kiddos who will eventually not want to wake up at 6:30am the next day for pre-k. Outstanding! Taking all this in when my littlest starts whining again that he has to pee, this time 45 mins from our destination of home, I finish the water in my bottle, give the bottle to my husband and have not just my little one but my older son as well pee in the bottle. I think I deserve a little extra w.m.e here as well because the kiddos had to be unstrapped from the car seat, stood up in the middle of the back seat while I am driving on the interstate, while it is raining with their parts stuck in the bottle to go to the bathroom. I cannot honestly say what I would have done if I had girls instead of boys.

4 comments:

Chaotic Joy said...

Hee hee hee. I am all for 2 points for this one. One for each kid risking dismemberment by a sudden slamming of the breaks. :)

Sister K said...

hilarious!!!!

*pab said...

I concur with Joy on the +2 WMPs - however, I want to award +1 EXTRA WMP because I am CERTAIN Kyle must have thrown a panicked, terror-filled and tearful fit, worried that the "policeman would get him" while he was not buckled up. Good job, Ash.

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

OMG.......I can't believe this post.I am laughing so hard that tears are falling on my keyboard. I am sure Paige is right about Kyle freaking out thinking the police would be arresting you for him being out of his seatbelt. You guys have traumatized that kid for life but at least he makes sure he is buckled up. Girls? darling you would be having them cop a squat on the side of the highway. Doncha remember doing that? xoxo