Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Va-ca-tion-ish

Well, I'm very (very) sorry to say that the bathroom wallpaper upstairs has not been peeled before I go to Florida. I really (really) wanted to get that done before I left. And I didn't. Yes, Crissy, I'm a loser. And lazy. Please forgive me. And then come help me peel it. There (brushing my hands off from guilt) now that that is done...

I've been packing all day. Why, oh why, does it take eight hours for me to pack for a trip? My mom reminds me everytime that we visit that they DO have a washing machine, just in case I want to do laundry (which I do every day). I overpack (understatement). I do not know how to underpack. Or to pack just right. The whole time I packed my bag, I kept thinking to myself, "just pack three or four outfits". Nope. What if I don't feel like wearing what I packed? What if I wished I had packed the blouse I decided against. It's happened before, despite the fact that I overpack. And it's not that I go to all of these important places. We basically sit around and do nothing a lot. Or hang out. Or swim. Or go to the park. Oops, I just thought of something else I "need" to pack... And, I'm back.

I'm excited about taking the boys on a plane. Corin and Silas have both been on a plane, but they were both babies and do not remember. They are just crazy excited. I'm also a wee bit nervous because of ears hurting and tummies being upset. I threw up on the plane at least once when I was a kid. I think my mom said I threw up a on a flight attendant once. Cringe. So what can I do, except for have them chew gum and drink Coke. Benadryll is out for Corin (who has a HORRIBLE reaction to it-it makes him crazy). I might pack a little for Si and Beex. It's only an hour and a half flight, so maybe it'll be grand. I remember the last time I flew, Silas was a tiny baby and Corin was two and it was dreadful. I think I cried when I saw my Dad and said, "I'm never doing THAT again." And now I'm doing it. With an extra kid. Maybe I'll have a good story. Anything will be better than this drive to Florida. Well, hopefully.

Now I must go finish obsessing over the suitcase before Quinn goes to bed. I hope to be able to blog while I'm visiting the fam.

If you think about it, PLEASE pray that my kids don't puke on the plane. I will.

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

The crazy airlines with all of their extra fees on luggage make it hard to overpack now-a-days. I have found that no matter how much I pack I am never satisfied with my choices once I am at my destination and just "deal with it". Have a wonderful trip and I will pray for no puking!

laytonfamily said...

Funny, you're coming to FL - my aunt is flying in from Gulfport, MS Thursday night and I'm flying out of Orlando Friday morning! I'll wave out the window! ENJOY

Missy said...

If you have time, stop and get some Bonine. It doesn't make you drowsy. Corin can handle that I"m sure.
Have a super fun time!

Abbey said...

I can't not overpack either. I just can't make myself stop when packing is happening for a trip!! Ha! Totally get that.
I will pray for no pukes too. That worries me at all times. Puking, that is. Anyone puking. Anywhere. I hate it.

Have fun!

E said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Melissa said...

Like Missy said, Bonine worked great for Brian and I on our cruise. I'm sure you guys will have so much fun. The kids will love the plane ride. Brandon is obsessed with planes, he loves looking at them in sky and will put his hand up to his ear to listen for them when we are outside. I think in another year or so we'll take him on a flight. Have a great time!

Brandon E said...

please, please, please have the kids sing on the plane! ABC's, Itsy Bitsy Spider, it doesnt matter. People love it when that happens for two hours. especially during a takeoff delay.....

Paige M said...

Brandon's comment cracked me up! I can imagine you having a deep conversation with the passenger beside you and Beex stealing everyone's snacks and drinks without you knowing!

Have a fun and safe trip.

We miss y'all!