I am busily packing (blogging) for our trip to South Carolina tomorrow to stay with John's dad and Jane. Becca and I will be there until Friday. John will have to leave on Wednesday (like he was going to get his first Thanksgiving off. Right!) It sucks that he will be in a hotel in Jacksonville on Thanksgiving. I hate that!
But, I love travelling. I love going to see our family members and having others cook Thanksgiving meals for me and lounging around in my pajamas at 10 a.m. in someone else's house where I am not constantly thinking through "what needs to be done today."
I am not so crazy about trying to pack (Outfits that go with black? Or with brown? I'm tiring of brown, but my most comfortable travelling shoes are brown...Yawn.) I am also not so crazy about the traveling alone with a toddler before dawn thing. I am going to re-attempt the portable DVD player that Jo Anne lent me. When I first turned on a Barney video on the plane on Wednesday, some guy in the next aisle reached over with a pair of headphones and said we could borrow them.
I guess it isn't very polite to just be blasting Barney, of all annoying things, out loud in the airplane. Oops. Sorry 'bout that. I just figured my fellow passengers would rather hear "I love you, you love me..." than toddler screams. I guess they didn't want to hear either!
Becca wasn't too big on the headphones. She was too busy plowing her feet repeatedly into the seat in front of her and throwing fits.
So, I am going to try it again. I may need to go look for some child-sized headphones today at Target. That and an assortment of lollipops that she is only allowed to have during air travel. Those lollipops buy me about 5 minutes of sanity. How many is too many lollipops in one day, do you think? Would you think me a bad mom if her teeth rotted out of her head by age 4?
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