Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Trip in Numbers

15: Total number of hours in the car with my children

13: Number of hours in the car that those children were awake and fighting yelling playing rather than napping.

7,496: Number of times over the past several days I pleaded with my son to PLEASE walk faster than a snail's pace.

7,477: Times he couldn't hear me pleading because he was so far immersed into his own world of looking at leaves, rocks, dirt to bother with me.

5: Number of hours we spent walking around the zoo at a snail's pace, still not seeing all of the animals.

100: Degrees. At the zoo. For five hours. Enough said.

7: Trips to Starbucks.

4: Fantastic days spent with incredible friends, laughing until my face hurt.

2: 1 very happy dog + 1 very happy Sister to be reunited.

1: Happy Mommy to be home, about to sleep in her own bed.

24: Hours until Big Daddy gets home to sleep in that bed next to me.

I'm tempted to sleep until he gets here to make the time pass quicker. Wait a second. Back to reality. I'll be up with the sun because the kids will be so! happy! to be home with all of their toys and their dog again.


  1. OMG! That is hilarious! I was like you after our trip to Pittsburgh in early July. I remember PLEADING with William to walk faster... he practically runs everywhere else! Thank you for cracking me up this morning... love it and needed it!
    - Audrey
    Pinks & Blues Girls

  2. Welcome back home. You were missed.

    Cute way to post about your trip.

    (I went to Starbucks again this morning...yum...sugar free, decaf, non fat, caramel latte'...oh my!)

  3. What is it with boys and dragging booty? They only move when you don't want them to.

    Glad you're home :)


  4. I like your creativity with the numbers! I just hope you get some rest before the little one hops out of bed so early in the morning! Glad to hear you made it home safely!