Monday, October 24, 2005

We're Off To See The Wizard.

Okay so we're not REALLY off to see the wizard but we are off as in ready to move. The house is almost completely packed up and we get the truck tomorrow so we can start packing it. Everyone is getting excited and I think we're all ready for this.

As of today we are eating the gourmet meals (aka microwaveable) off the fine china (aka paper plates, cups, and plasticware) and using our best napkins (yep, that would be the papertowels). We figured that once the kitchen is clean we want it to stay that way so no using the stove or oven. Besides, I packed all the pots and pans last night. :D

Moving with this family scares me. The last time we moved from one state to another was pure hell. Vin was a bear, I had a 6 month old that screamed bloody murder half the way, and two other kids that complained constantly about how bored they were. I was ready to leave them all in Alabama at one point but of course I couldn't.

This time it will be an almost 3 year old, a teenager, and a preteen. Oh yeah, and Vin again. ;) So that will be one bear who feels we're going to slow, a preschooler who wants out of his seat and doesn't get why we are holding him hostage, a preteen who will keep complaining she's bored, and a teenager who will tell me what hell it is traveling with dad in the moving truck everytime we stop. Me? I'll be the one driving the van and wishing I had Valium.

So if you see a woman in a minivan with a frazzled look on her face and bags under her eyes, try to smile and give her a thumbs up. Why? Because it will most likely be ME and I'll be plotting the best way to leave them all in Alabama again... even though we're not even going through Alabama. Your smile and thumbs up might be the only thing that saves my sanity or at least what little I will have left. ;)

See you on the other side.


Jo said...

W- I didn't know we had "fans" in Australia. ;) Thank you for asking and I will try to update the MEN2a blog very soon.