Look, I’m not saying things are perfect. But they’ve goddamned well improved.
22 Responses to “How road trips have changed”
My definition of a great road trip was the kids watching DVD’s with head phones, my wife listening to a book-on-tape with head phones and me driving and enjoying the peace. Hell is 3600 miles of three Pokemon tapes on the speakers.
Riley singing, beat on the brat with a baseball bat oh yeah! I actually did lol!
Okay. It will get better. I…can hang in there. :)
McDonalds food is not SNACKS !!!
(sorry couldn’t help myself)
lol love it… mine are nearly 8 and 5 and road trips have gotten SO very much better indeed.
Now you are talking. song of choice is magical.
Oh man this makes me feel so much better about our upcoming trip from OK to GA and back with two kids aged 6 and 4. I’ve been fretting about it recently.
This is awesome. And your husband’s scream and your giggling in the 2009 video are precious.
For previous commenter Annie – you cannot be serious. I’m hoping there is some reference or inside joke I’m missing. Otherwise this is just judgmental douchery.
Lady, if you’ve taught two little kids to love the Ramones, you have automatically undone almost any past or future parental mistakes.
Wow, that 2009 video makes me have serious flashbacks and anxiety. My kids are still only 3 1/2 and 5 1/2, but it’s already SO MUCH better than when anything longer than a 20 minute car ride induced tears of rage and frustration in all of us.
Jealous. I have a two year old daughter!
For previous commenter Kate – TOTALLY an inside joke! Some troll from cafemom decided to lecture Linda on how waffles are not snacks awhile back. Now it’s just a joke. I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but didn’t want to leave you in the dark!
I checked back in Faith – thank you! I love Linda’s writing so much, I was feeling that weird defensiveness you do for someone you want to keep telling their stories. Sorry Annie!
Yes, I well remember those days of screaming kids driving FORever and coming home more stressed than when I left…..it comes to me in recurring nightmares, lol!
Now I am taking THEIR screaming kids on road trips, what was I thinking?
I was thinking we have a blast anyway~
We’re doing a four hour drive tomorrow for a Mariners pre-season game on Saturday. I just told the kids, “Get your Kindles and iPod on the chargers!”
You are giving your children an EXCELLENT musical education. Don’t forget the unit on 80’s power ballads.
I might have made a super-sexy snorting sound from laughing so hard. :) Awesome.
yay for singing to the Ramones!
My kids love that song. :)
Kate-Thanks for defending Linda
Faith-Thanks for defending me, and explaining.
I have to chime in to say that EVERYTHING changes when your kids get music. My son is 2 & likes “drums.” Could be Wrecking Ball by Springsteen, I Want You to Want Me, that one Led Zepplin song that I don’t know the name of… Love the 2009 “making the best of it” video, especially Dylan’s confused, trying to be amused expression.
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