August 22, 2005

Driving from here to there

Driving with the senior son is quite tiring these days. He gets bored, and the kinds of things you can do in the car that relieve boredom but don't drive the driver insane - no they don't exist. I ended up counting large trucks. That was enough to stop me screaming from Turakina to Wanganui.

The party in Wgtn was really cool. The aunt and uncle have lovely friends and lots of them, and they provide plenty of alcohol to make the party go good. Having a temporary food allergy and needing to drive home meant I couldn't completely enjoy their hospitality, but we still had a good time.

Senior son has inherited my tendency to like showing off, and he also has the childs inability to turn off excitement. We are going to have to teach him how to slow down at parties. Remembering my own childhood, this is going to take a very long time. At least when you send him to time out he doesn't sulk - he spent the time creating a new breakdancing routine, and then insisted on showing everyone his new tricks! Which were pretty lame, but he didn't know that.

Gonna have tomorrow off with junior son, who has an infection and needs a day off. And is having an extended yodel to prove it!

Posted by Toni at August 22, 2005 08:42 PM

*shudder* long distance driving with young kids...

When one of my younger brothers was little, he was a very unhappy baby. On long car trips, we had a choice: A loop tape of the "Buzz O' Bumble" record for 8 hours, or baby bro screaming for 8 hours.

I'm still not sure, but I think that's when my insanity started.

Posted by: phreq at August 23, 2005 12:45 PM