Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Ethan's had a bit of an upset stomach lately. I am taking him to the doctor tomorrow to find out what is going on.
Yesterday was our return car trip from Louisiana to Nebraska. About 18 hours (including all stops for gas, food, WalMart for Bart's search for a PS3, bathroom, etc)
We got up at 5:30 a.m., got dressed, said goodbye, heard PLOOSH, changed diaper and clothes of Ethan, got in car, drove two hours, got gas, heard PLOOSH, changed diaper in front seat of car because the gas station looked gross, changed Ethan's clothes, drove four more hours, stopped for lunch, Ethan didn't eat, heard PLOOSH, changed diaper (not clothes this time), drove some more. It got dark, decided it was supper time, pull into Taco Bell (cause we are fancy when we travel and like to "Think outside the bun"), ordered supper, ate, went to car to get p.j's for boys to put on, heard PLOOSH as I lead Ethan to the bathroom, searched diaper bag in bathroom to discover wipes were in the car, get to car to discover there are only three left in pack and know that is not enough, search entire car to find the pack of wipes from Aunt Julie that I know I packed right in back for this very scenario, can't find them, grab the few that are left, go back into Taco Bell, have a GENIUS moment and grab a handful of Taco Bell napkins, get Ethan from Bart and the big boys in the men's room, head to the girls room, wet those bad boy TB napkins and get busy.
Get back in car, immediately find missing wipes, strap the boys in, then drive, drive, drive all night long to Omaha.
Sigh. Oh, the joys of motherhood.

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Brooke said...

Oh wow...probably a relief to be back. I hope E gets to feeling better.

Lori said...

Sounds like a fantastic end to the trip. Hope he feels better! Isabel had a major blow-out once on a plane. That was super.

Anna said...

We had a similar car trip when we went to CO for Christmas. It actually involved having to hose out the car seat more than one time. Yuck! Hope Ethan gets better soon. What is up with these kiddos?
Glad you guys made it home safely and had a good trip :)

Lexi said...

Oh man. Isn't that always the way?! Of course you find the missing wipes AFTER you no longer need them. Story of my life.

I'm glad you got home safe at last and I'm so happy that you came to visit. It was fun to see all of the boys AND you!

Oh and I saw your photo shoot with Ericka on her blog; the pictures look great!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

What a stinking mess! Road trips are insane, but somehow you always forget that part of the vacation and do it to yourself again and again.