I had such a pleasant weekend this past weekend. Even if I had to get up at 10 am on a Saturday!
First, I hate road trips. The long drive, the cranky kids. It just sucks! So normally I fall asleep and let my wife deal with it all. I know, I know, that is kind of mean, but I just can’t (or should I say don’t want to) deal with all that jazz. (That and it really is hard for me to stay awake on long trips).
We had to drop off Devin, stop at the store and stop at the gas station to do potty breaks. By the time we were done with all that and on the road. We were halfway to her sisters house and it was already noon, so I was wide awake.
But it was a pleasant drive. My wife and I chatted about stuff, the kids played quietly and we had a nice drive (even if she did 80 a few times!)
When we got up to her sisters house in Onamia, all the kids were happy to see us. We had to “tip toe through the dog poo” (I wish it was tulips!) Then clean off our shoes. But that was okay.
We visited for a while, had lunch, visited some more. Plugged the iPod into their home theatre and listened to music. Let the kids ride bikes outside. Before we knew it, it was like 7 pm. So then we had dinner and decided to sleep over. (They really wanted us too!)
So we put the kids to bed and had some adult time. We played the no name game (a really cool card game with 10 goals you have to do. The first to do all ten ends the game, but whomever with the lowest score wins) Kinda like Rummy 500 but with goals and certain rules. I was the first to get through all 10. Which is usually hard to do and takes quite awhile, but # 8, 9 and 10 just fell into place within the third round for each goal. But Amy came out first, then Jen, then me and Jason was last with the highest score.
After that we blew up the air mattress, and fell asleep.
We awoke the next morning and everyone had breakfast while I fell asleep in the chair, while the kids kinda noisily played on the PS2. At one point Jen came over and whispered to me that her side of the bed was open (Jason was taking a nap) and that I could go sleep in their room away from all the noise. But I was too tired to move.
Apparently much later Jason was awake and was trying all sorts of stuff to wake me up. Like putting loud toys right next to my ear. Amy finally woke me up. We chit-chatted some more and then headed on home around noon.
We picked up Quiznos for dinner on our way home and then settled down and watched Superman III with the kids and Devin. Everyone loved it.
We sent the kids of to bed and then stayed up and watched some infomercial and decided we are going to get the Magic Bullet chopping system (seems handy enough) and a trial run of the Bare Essentials Cosmetics for Amy. (UPDATE: Never did get the Bare Essentials for Amy. We did get the Magic Bullet).
All in all it was a great weekend and I loved spending time with my family.