After three and half days in a motor home I have found out a lot about myself.
I think somewhere around Saturday at 11am I crossed over from the lady with a plan, to the unrealistic bitch that can’t handle being away from home for a weekend. I didn’t mean for it to happen, but apparently the needs of two small children, with their stuff spread out all over 26 feet of unorganized chaos, is just too much for me to handle. I have always known that I am somewhat particular, and even more so over the last few years. I like things in order and I like things set up my way. This motor home trip was anything but “in order” and it was absolutely 100% not set up my way.
On Thursday night when we arrived, it took me about 1 and a half diaper changes to realize that the setup was not to my liking, but I assumed that will all the family fun that I was going to have, that it wouldn’t matter and I would get over it.
With this damn cold that I have had, for close to 9 days, my body pretty much ensured that I couldn’t enjoy my family that had traveled from all over to be together. I spent the majority of the weekend asleep, or trying to get the kids asleep in an unfamiliar environment, and I missed all the drunken debauchery that I had so looked forward to.
So today, I’m doing what I should have done last week and heading to the Doctor to kick this damn head cold.
At the end of it all, I learned this:
– Take an extra day to set up the Motorhome (If we ever do this again) Don’t pack bags, but instead, pack directly into the space provided.
– Take a babysitter with us, so that we can still have our kids, but when we want to enjoy ourselves and not chase around babies and toddlers, we will have the freedom to do so.
– I need to work on letting things go. Not everything is going to be my way…so learning to adjust to large groups with small children is a must!
Family Reunion 2014, I have learned and I will prepare for you