Sometimes it’s hard to remember that your kids are growing up. I mean I buy them new clothes because they seem to grow daily and I don’t try to shove my 9 year old into size 2T clothes anymore.
But there are so many moments that they just seem so little. Or I forget that time has passed.
I planned a drive from Minnesota to my parent’s home in Indiana. It’s a solid 12 hour drive and with just one adult(me) it can be very, very long. And while I’ve tried to get Eloise to help me drive she still cannot quite see over the steering wheel. Maybe if I put her back into her booster seat…
Two years ago when we made this drive I did it in two easy days – six hours each day. It was my plan this week to do it the same way. But I forgot something. Two year ago I still had a nursing baby and no iPad.
Turns out with an iPad, a potty trained almost three year old and two other kids who can basically take care of themselves – you can do a 12 hour drive all by yourself quite easily.
And since everyone in the car no knows their alphabet we can even play the ‘sign game’ and I even let them win a few times.
Anyway, I’m on vacation this week. And by on vacation I mean I’m in Indiana, not on a private beach in Aruba. But I’ll take it.