3 more days until take-off on our 5 person, 2 week road trip. It will be the first time any of us have ventured very far off-farm since the protective custody shuffle in August, 2019. It will be the first road trip ever for the orphans, ages almost 8, 5 and 2. I am a lifelong road warrior and Hubs has travelled with me often enough to have some clues, but the children change the logistics dramatically. So do the remaining marshal laws, etc., of Coronaville.
Of course I've had to unleash my "What If" monster for the job of packing and planning. Covering the unknowns of a road trip are what packing and planning are all about. What if I need to brush my teeth? What if the baby needs a diaper change? It would be lovely if my What If monster could stick to such predictable details, but ? ? ? Is it fair to call myself, "A What If addict?" One if is too many and a million what ifs are not enough. What if one of the more dysfunctional family members choose this very week to add their chaos to the equation? What if there is another, meaner maskite invasion while we are on the road? What if Jurrasic Park is real and the dinosaurs take over the world?
Sigh. . .
I think I'm holding steady? Maybe? Reality checks requested.
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