If they’re laughing hysterically at a playdate, you’d better be on high alert for the moment when they must be shuffled to the car while you apologize profusely to your hostess.
Five juices in and someone’s going to be bouncing off a wall, falling of a chair, or otherwise causing bodily harm to themselves accidentally.
3) You often need to keep track of clothes in public places.
To a three year old, taking off her pants is a perfectly acceptable way to deal with almost every situation.
4) You find yourself telling your fifteen year old that she doesn’t need to call her boyfriend every ten minutes at least six times while you’re out to dinner. She rolls her eyes and cries and tries to sneak in text’s any way.
5) You are not surprised to find that your seven year old dressed himself
- with his shirt on backwards and two left shoes on his feet. And instead of correcting him, you snap a picture and post it on all your favorite social media sites before leaving the house.
6) Shouts of “I’m starving!”
happen every time you drive by Jack-In-The-Box or Sonic.Tears happen when you keep driving.
7) You notice all of your passengers fall asleep
two minutes after leaving wherever you’ve been, and they get belligerent when you wake them up at your destination.
8) Your young charges insist in the car that a DQ Blizzard is an appropriate dinner.
Tears happen when you keep driving.
9) “He called me a name!”
is argued as a suitable excuse for how the fight started. You consider it a valid argument in order to prevent the second fight.
10) You know if you have more than one passenger and the sun is down, the chances of you having to carry someone to the car are high. The chances of that someone throwing up on you are also high.
Many Kind Regards,
Traveling with kids can be hilarious, but, as Rachel urges here, there are some things to be taken very seriously.