Whirlwind

Jack and I have had quite the adventure together the last couple of days.  We woke up early on Friday and headed to Sacramento to attend my friend Amy’s college graduation.  Joe had to work, so it was just Jackie and me.  The drive was long, and ended up even longer than usual because I missed my exit and had to backtrack.  In total the trip down took 7 hours (thank goodness Jack slept half of that), and we were an hour late to the graduation.  Luckily it was a large graduating class and we arrived with 20 minutes to spare before she walked across the stage.  So it all worked out after all.

After the ceremony, Amy’s friends and family gathered at her parents’ house for the after-party.  I was pretty tired by that point, but we did a little mingling, a little crawling on the grass, some bubble blowing, Jack pushed down a cute little girl a year older than him and tried to eat her shoes, and he got to dip his feet in the pool (I would have taken a dip but I couldn’t figure out a safe way to swim with him since we had no swim gear – in our defense, we live in a place that rarely gets over 70 degrees and the ocean is cold as hell, nevermind my hatred of being wet).  Sadly, I took no pictures.

Saturday was spent with my mom – we went out to breakfast, then Jack met Evil Incarnate my grandmother (whom he took an immediate dislike to – good boy), and then we took my mom out to lunch for her birthday.

Before we headed out of town, we sat and visited with Amy again and chatted about family and friends and relationship dynamics.  It was the perfect close to the trip – a great hour of chatting and relaxation and coffee.

The trip home was decent, 6.5 hours with just a bit of a rough patch (Jack started crying 5.5 hours in and at that point we were in the middle of nowhere in the dark and I was too nervous to stop.  Next time Joe is coming with us!).  It’s great to be home.

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Comments

  1. Wow, that sounds like quite a trip! Glad you’re home safe and that you had a good time. I think it’s funny that Jack seems to like and dislike the same people as you — I’m convinced the little guys are tapped into our emotions more than we give credit.

  2. Wow, that sounds like quite a trip! Glad you’re home safe and that you had a good time. I think it’s funny that Jack seems to like and dislike the same people as you — I’m convinced the little guys are tapped into our emotions more than we give credit.

  3. I can’t imagine what road trips with little ones must be like. I would think that they wouldn’t be a lot of fun.

    It sounds like you had a nice time, though!

  4. I can’t imagine what road trips with little ones must be like. I would think that they wouldn’t be a lot of fun.

    It sounds like you had a nice time, though!

  5. ZM – I am sure it has something to do with my own feelings – probably a survival instinct on the part of the baby. Sometimes he has a mind of his own about these things, though!

    Kait – trips have gotten much easier now that Jack is older. It’s all about timing – if we leave right before naptime and he is fed/changed, he’ll go right to sleep and we’ll make good progress before needing to stop. Sometimes Joe or I needs to sit in the back seat with him to keep him happy, though.

  6. ZM – I am sure it has something to do with my own feelings – probably a survival instinct on the part of the baby. Sometimes he has a mind of his own about these things, though!

    Kait – trips have gotten much easier now that Jack is older. It’s all about timing – if we leave right before naptime and he is fed/changed, he’ll go right to sleep and we’ll make good progress before needing to stop. Sometimes Joe or I needs to sit in the back seat with him to keep him happy, though.

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