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Crazy — Are We There Yet?

Recently I was trying to come up with a title for an article I was writing. The subject was one I frequently write about — having fun while traveling with your kids. There are those people who cannot imagine “fun” being any part of traveling with children. I feel sorry for those poor souls. They don’t know what they’re missing. Laughter is honestly the best medicine, and most parents do expect a little reasonable chaos of some kind on these adventures. The key is to embrace it!

I bounced a few ideas off a friend, and we joked about possible titles that might catch the attention of someone who might be driving down the road to crazy. Here’s a list of rejected titles:

  • Traveling With Children and Keeping Your Sanity
  • Dragging Children Through Airports and Across the Country
  • Family Road Trippin’
  • Traveling With Kids and Not Wanting to Kill Yourself
  • Hit the Road, Not Your Kids
  • Hitting the Road without Hitting Your Kids
  • Hitting the road, and not the bottle, …..with your family
  • Where are we going? Crazy, and your kids are driving.
  • Are We There Yet? That Depends, Are We Going Crazy?
  • Traveling With Children, or Why Grandma Drinks Wild Turkey
  • Tripping with your kids without heavy drugs
  • There’s no crying on vacation!

In the end, an acceptable title was chosen for the piece instead. There are many moms though, my grandmother and my own mother included, who could still get some good mileage out of these rejections, at least as far as a good laugh can take them. Your mileage may vary.

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July 2, 2008   4 Comments

Another Minivan for Mom

A couple of years ago I reached out to my readers to help me fix the air conditioning in my aging minivan. Earlier this summer I finally fixed the entire van by replacing it with a long overdue and much needed newer van. (Read about the history of all my minivans here.) It’s a slightly used 2006 Grand Caravan “Special Edition”. And it’s special indeed – loaded with goodies like a sun roof, leather seats, and a built in GPS navigational system. A real Mom’s minivan.

My three kids wasted no time at all helping me “Mom My Ride” (see video below) during our first road trip in the new van – a 9 hour drive to NC for a week at the beach in July. We filled it with dog hair (on the way to the kennel), crumbs, sunscreen, wet towels, leaky coolers, and lots and lots of sand during our stay at the beach.

My ride definitely says, “Don’t even think about it, I’ve got kids”. Although, I prefer to think of it as saying, “Happy family on board!” or “Another successful road trip completed!”

“Mom My Ride”

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