Just got back from our annual family vacation. Learned a few lessons along the way and thought I'd share them.
- A 7 hour road trip on the way to your vacation destination seems to go by much more quickly than your 7 hour return trip. Don't forget to restock your snacks before beginning the return trip. 7 hours will seem like 15 hours if you're running low on snacks and traffic is heavy.
- Don't get offended if your husband talks more to the drivers around him during the roadtrip than he does to you, especially on the return drive. (Refer back to #1)
- Don't say, "Chill" to your husband if he is engaging in #2. This will not be taken in the loving, reassuring tone in which you said it.
- If your husband says "Heaven's to Betsy!" multiple times during the stressful times of travel, refrain from the temptation to say, "I'd just like to know who Betsy is!"
- Under all circumstances avoid being a backseat driver! Do NOT, I repeat: Do NOT look up suddenly only to see brake lights a few feet in front of you while going 80 mph and SCREAM or grab the dashboard. This will unnerve the driver, causing him to revert to #4.
More later. This is just the beginning.