Having a husband that travels really sucks most of the time. Those long days with the kids can be tough. I try to plan extra fun things to do, but still, they can be LONG days. Especially when the kids are up at 7:00 a.m. and not asleep sometimes until 10:00 p.m.
That said, travel occasionally has its advantages, like when were were able to accompany Steve to Minnesota on June 21-23rd. He had a short meeting scheduled Tuesday, so we were able to tag along for a free hotel stay and paid gas.
We had some great family time on the way down. The kids were silly with singing songs and playing with Jared's Batman figures. We also listened to Time Warp Trio - The Not-So-Jolly Roger. on the way down. We stopped a few more times on this trip than we did to Missouri, but we arrived at about 3:00 in the afternoon. About a half hour before we arrived at the hotel, Alexa said she had to go to the bathroom. We tried to get her to hold it, but when were were almost at the hotel, she was crying from trying to hold it so long. So, I rushed her in a Fudruckers, let her do her thing, and ran out through pouring rain back to the car.
The kids were beyond excited to get to our hotel room, as I'm sure you could tell from the pictures. They just HAD to be the ones to open the door with the keycard.