"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eight More To Go!

Today, I'll make a list of the things I look forward to on the Amazing Middle-Aged Moms' Road Trip.

  • Being able to use the bathroom without several little people standing outside the door asking for help with one thing or another.  (yes, this does make the top of the list)
  • Being able to spend 14 hours in the car with a couple of the finest ladies in the world!  I love my friends!!  More about them in a future post,
  • Being able to spend 14 hours in a car with two wonderful teenagers.
  • Spending hours sitting in line on the sidewalks of Kansas City with above people AND my wonderful oldest sister and niece! (More about them in a future post, as well.)
  • Holding only adult conversation for three days!!!
  • Sweating.  Since we haven't had a lot of opportunity to do that here in MN this year.
  • The open road!  I love road trips!
  • Spending three days being just Barb, not Mom.  Don't get me wrong on this one, I LOVE being a mom, but it isn't often that I get to just be ME.  Being mom requires extreme amounts of responsibility, sometimes I don't want to be responsible for anyone but myself.
  • Spending six hours sitting on the sidewalk of Kansas City discussing the meaning of Mumford & Sons songs.
  • Not being responsible for making sure that eight kids eat three balanced meals a day.
  • Being able to jump up and down at a concert for two hours and singing along with my favorite songs.
  • Last (for this list), but certainly not least, hearing this song...

"In these bodies we will live and in these bodies we will die.
Where you invest your love, you invest your life."

1 comment:

  1. Fun list Barb! Adult conversation? Is there some sort of refresher class for those like me who forgot how to do that or is it like riding a bike?

    Shower interuptions are what get me. I average about 8 times during my shower that I have to turn off the water to answer a question or explain why I can not kiss an owie,tie a shoe, or make a sandwich right at that moment...not that I do those things while I am in the bathroom either...funny!

    Looking forward to your 7 days left post! I can almost hear the wheels turning in your mind as I write!



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