The Cool Kids Call it Vacay. I Call it Last Week.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2007 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

We did it. We drove in a car with a six month old. We drove for 10 consecutive hours with him. When we decided to do it, we realized that we are either much more brave or much less intelligent than we thought.

As it turned out, he did better than we could have ever expected. He rolled with the sleep deprivation and the bizarre schedule and the idea that he would have to sit strapped into one place for an entire day, without much complaining at all. There were no long screaming sessions. There was not a melt down on the last day. He didn’t mind meeting all the new people or sleeping in all the new places. He just did it. And he may have even loved it.

In the aftermath, namely the piles of clothing that need to be washed (in the beginning we are careful not to let the dirty ones touch the clean ones and there are clear divisions of filth, but by the end they are all in a horrendous pile inside the black bag and then everything must be laundered), the bags that need to be placed back into their proper places and the toys that need disinfecting, he’s done better than us. I cannot shake my exhaustion and Jud’s job is slowly sucking out the will to live, but in a very smiley cultish way.

There are lots of things to be done around here this week, so napping has not been possible, at least not for those of us who are allowed to stay awake for more than two hours at a time.

Also, for some reason we didn’t take very many pictures (some of our friends did and hopefully those friends will email us said photos). I’m pretty sure the reason was that we were having such a good time. We really loved seeing everyone but we also remembered why we left:

(traffic+crime+slutty billboards)awakening of yearnings to have lots of money and things = hate

In so many ways we loved our lives in Texas but it was good to remember that those days are behind us and that the life we now live (in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself up for us) in Omaha is exactly where we want to be. We can’t wait for our Texas friends to come and visit us now! See you soon, friends.

One Comment

  1. as overwhelming as it may be to think about traveling with a small baby, I think it’s easier at that stage than when they’re toddlers and preschoolers and they can talk to you (read “whine and fight”). and they don’t wear diapers anymore. or sleep in their carseats! Argh! we are looking forward to this joy starting tomorrow.

    Glad you guys had a good trip and your little man was such a good traveler. I’m sure it’s because his parents are so great and he’s learned so much from you!

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