We just got back from our wonderful (internet-free) Thanksgiving vacation in Pennsylvania. I’ll have more on that this week, but I wanted to share a few things we learned in the past 24 hours.
We know what a child’s nightmare is like. Simon woke up screaming, “NO!” in the early hours of the morning. I asked what was wrong. “The movie ended,” he said. “You were dreaming,” I said. “I don’t dream,” he countered. So there you have it. A child’s nightmare is that the movie will be over before he wants it to be.
We know not to rent a car from the Newark airport. We thought it would be a good idea because we wouldn’t have to drive through Manhattan and get stuck in traffic. We were right, but we didn’t think far enough ahead. We always have way more stuff coming home than we did going out. It was a pain to get all that stuff back to Brooklyn. Lesson learned. Next time, rent from JFK.
We know that our boys travel well. They don’t whine, need bathroom breaks (partially because only one of them is potty-trained), or get carsick. They don’t need a lot of food on the road. They are content to sit and listen to audiobooks/podcasts and nap and sing silly songs. And I couldn’t be more grateful for that.