In the wee small hours of Saturday morning, we are loading up and heading out to Atlanta. My family is doing their Christmas together at my sister’s house this weekend. I am super excited. This kicks off a two week Christmas celebration for me and I am definitely looking forward to a little down time. I have been so tired lately! I’m to that point of exhaustion that I was starting to think I was getting sick, but then I realized that I’m just freaking tired!
This weekend we are going to be in Atlanta, then next week I’ll be home with the kiddos doing some last minute Christmas shopping and baking, and the following week we’ll be in Pensacola with Chris’s family for Christmas. As busy as that sounds, it’s really a lot of getting somewhere and then sitting for a while. I’m really looking forward to it. I have been trying to finish the last Harry Potter book for a month now and I just started reading “Little Bee,” so I’m ready for some sittin’, eatin’, and readin’.
But before any of that can happen, we have to make it from here to Atlanta. We learned our lesson last time and so we aren’t trying to drive Friday after work again. We’re leaving early Saturday morning and driving during the day. Hopefully, we’ll get there in much better moods this time. It’s not the getting there that’s got me worried though. It’s the packing of the car.
I swear, two kids require at least four carloads full of stuff in order to survive a three day weekend. For three days, this is what we have to fit into our car:
– A medium sized suitcase for the kids’ clothes
– A small duffel for Gracie’s bottles and formula and snacks and juice for Bean
– A large sized suitcase for me and Chris
– 4,000 Christmas presents (wrapped, so the bows can’t be smashed)
– 2 plates of Christmas cookies
– A pack ‘n play
– Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Lightning McQueen, and Mr. Bear (both of them)
We sometimes try to take the stroller, but we’re going to leave it this time and take the Baby Bjorn instead. It’s easier to travel with and the chances that my sister or my mom are going to ever put Gracie down anyway are slim to none.
So, if you see a Nissan Altima that is bulging with luggage, presents, and small children driving down 75N on Saturday, honk and wave.
IT’S CHRISTMASTIME, YA’LL!