Monday, April 13, 2009

On vacation

It’s 8:30am and I’m sitting at my computer eating Cheerios and drinking coffee. The main difference is there is a pool and it’s about 80 degrees already. At home it would only be about 50 and no pool.

We got to the airport about 2 hours before the flight left, because you never know with traffic and security and the general airportiness just how long things will take.

For the record they have ALWAYS taken considerably less time than we plan for but you and I both know that as soon as I decide to leave an hour later than usual there will be a massive construction slow down on the interstate and 2 of the security scanning machines will break resulting in a 45 minute wait there.

We passed the time rather well. The boys entertained themselves and were not disruptive to others. They did ask when were we getting on the plane rather frequently but that is to be expected. They let us board at last & they waited patiently for the time they could watch a movie on the laptop. They were very interested in the take off & watching stuff on the ground.  Then at last, the movie The Clone Wars catoon (a surprise) was put on. They settled in to watch it and read my book.

For 23 minutes.

Then the battery died on my computer.

The FULLY charged battery, by the way.

I always imagine worse case with this sort of thing – whiny, hyper, fighting kids bored out of their mind because they are stuck in barely enough room to sit and have jack to do.

The nice thing about this is I can be pleasantly surprised when only half of it happens, rather than annoyed. “Oh that wasn’t that bad after all” rather than “Oh those DEMON children”

And actually less than that happened. They talked between themselves, watched out the window and asked me a few dozen or so times when we were landing. Havoc listened to his mp3 player. It went well.

We met up with my folks & were at their house in a half an hour. 15 minutes after that the boys were in the swimming pool.

today there will be more swimming, some bike riding …and a trip to Best Buy to see about getting a new battery for the laptop.

6 comments:

Kresta said...

Sounds like a successful trip! Hope you guys have fun!

Creative Junkie said...

Hope you have a great time!

Aunt Becky said...

Send me some sunshine, mmmkay?

Jenni Jiggety said...

I hope you enjoyed your first day!!!

Too Many Hats said...

It sounds like the boys did great!!! Enjoy your vacation.

Eve said...

Glad things went well! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!