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Crazy family roadtrip blogged by tweens.

My friend, our five kids and two dogs are departing on a three week tour in a 30 year old trailer. 

All the prep of going on this trip has turned my brain to mush.Image

Here is the chaos of mapping out 38 destinations.  Who knows how this thing will go.  It will be worth the adventure, even though I know I forgot to print up a certain map, or the menu might not be perfect.

There are so many piles around the house. 

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Leaving for a big trip with kids takes uber organization.  Take too much cause you will regret taking too little.  But this trip I have to stuff 3 weeks worth into a trailer.  I have faith.

I am encouraging the four girls, 10 and 12, to blog about this trip.  If you want to check it our here is the link. 

http://caravanroadtrip.wordpress.com/

We lead a crazy life.  Crazy is difficult, but it beats sitting home being organized!

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Travel chaos

My friend, our five kids and two dogs are departing on a three week tour in a 30 year old trailer. 

All the prep of going on this trip has turned my brain to mush.Image

Here is the chaos of mapping out 38 destinations.  Who knows how this thing will go.  It will be worth the adventure, even though I know I forgot to print up a certain map, or the menu might not be perfect.

There are so many piles around the house. 

Image

Leaving for a big trip with kids takes uber organization.  Take too much cause you will regret taking too little.  But this trip I have to stuff 3 weeks worth into a trailer.  I have faith.

I am encouraging the four girls, 10 and 12, to blog about this trip.  If you want to check it our here is the link. 

http://caravanroadtrip.wordpress.com/

We lead a crazy life.  Crazy is difficult, but it beats sitting home being organized!

Clean car freak? Don’t think so.

How bad does your car get? It’s only spring. This is the state of my banged up Dodge Caravan today:

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It is nasty. I am sure your vehicle is in better shape. You are so lucky and good!

I am forced to get out the vacuum now. No good hickory sticks!
As we came to the car, my six year old didn’t recognize our car. “It’s too clean, mom.” I have been too cheap for a car wash for over two years. There had just been a torrential downpour.
There. Clean for 2012.

I did feel bad about the car and just picked up the junk. I still need the vacuum. As I approached my car today, a squirrel was feeding off the crumbs just outside my car door.

At least no one is gonna steal the thing!

Milk drops.

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Why do milk drops appear everywhere. As I have said, I clean. I have wiped these stools down more times than I want to admit, but milk drops are everywhere. What forge kids do with their cereal milk while I sleep?

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Gross! That is under the counter! If I just crawled around at this eye level, those milk drops would be everywhere. Argh

2 days later….

Still a little chaos. But I will get there. Must prioritize:
Look for Ruby’s new itouch
Wash, dry & fold Ruby’s three loads of laundry to ease the pain of not finding the itouch
Go buy a cool pirate chest
Admire the party art while eating leftover homemade bread and mango salad from the party.
Party bonus are the leftovers.

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Fold the other three loads
Look for the itouch
Clean Ruby’s room to ease the pain of not finding the itouch

I do not have time to pack up all the glassware. I will just need to admire it one more day.

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