All of my internal organs are crushed and I’m not sure how I’m still alive.
No…I didn’t get into a car accident….
Kaya screamed for 6 hours straight during our drive to the family reunion. I started out like a normal human in the passenger seat as John drove…but shortly after we started off…I was stuffed between the two car seats in the back all twisted up like a cirque performer.
There’s not enough space between the car seats for me to actually sit, so I had to kinda do a diagonal perching and keep my core engaged (thanks Shaun T) so I could be high up enough to keep Kaya calm, or feed her or whatever.
Oh and guess what…we have a 22 hour road trip planned for October.
We NEED a new car.
I love road trips. I really do. The anticipation of the vacation is always great, and then the whole preparing and packing snacks, packing things to prevent boredom, and little surprises for the kids and knowing that there’s uninterrupted family chat/game time.. I just really enjoy it. It’s comforting.
HOWEVER: A 3 hour trip that somehow ended up being 6 hours, with a screaming baby and crushed body parts…. not comforting.
This lil maxima has been through a lot. It’s our plan to run it into the ground before buying a new car, but with the increased driving now, and once we move to Florida… and the two-kid factor… ::sigh:: I don’t know if it’ll make it! We’re looking at SUVs and Station Wagons.
We enjoyed our trip though!
The family reunion was smaller than usual, but I kinda liked it better this year than in the past. It felt “homey” since it was held on my aunt n uncle’s estate instead of at a hotel’s facilities. It was like a two-day cookout/party. (Saying “estate” makes it sound fancy, right?! Insteadda just… “land” or “houses”)
I re-met some cousins I hadn’t seen in a billion years and Rohan and Kaya got to meet tons of extended family. One of my cousins is just a couple years younger than me and has a son Roey’s age….come to find out…she lives about 2 towns away from us in Jersey. #playdatetime!
I thought Kaya looked just like John, but then my grandmother (Daddy’s Mom) held her….
I enjoyed talking to everyone, and John met and talked to everyone too. My favorite part was seeing Rohan having fun. He got to interact with the other kids and though he was wary about every adult at first, he warmed up to most…ok some…ok a few. Mainly anyone who’d play cars with him. Kaya had fun being held by everyone, and ripping out everyone’s hair…
and later after dranks this happened…
That’s a good place to end it hahaha Have a happy humpday girls!!