Time I’ll Never Get Back

8 Jun

An hour and a fucking half. That’s how long I was on the phone with my mother trying to solidify our fucking vacation plans this summer. We’re taking a family trip to Kiawah Beach, SC. The big question: what’s the best way to get down there with a toddler and an infant. I spent 90 minutes of my life answering (repeatedly) the following questions:

What if 2 of us drive and 2 of us take the train with the kids?
What if 2 of us drive and 2 of us fly with the kids?
What if 2 of us drive and 2 of us take the train down and then fly back with the kids?
What if 2 of us drive and 2 of fly down and take the train back with the fucking kids?
Should we all fucking drive down and stop 1/2 way at some shitty ass hotel so the kids don’t go bonkers in the fucking car?
How much are the plane tickets?
How much are the train tickets?
What if we go business class?
What if we buy one way tickets?
How much were the plane tickets again?
How much would it cost if we take coach class on the train and then fly back?

Here’s an important newsflash to my mother: I’m not a travel agent. Oh, and I have “work” to do. You have a computer at home-learn how to use it and make some of the god damned plans!!

Our resolution after all of this time “planning”? I’m glad you asked. 2 of us will be driving down on Friday with the kids and stopping half way while the other 2 leave on Saturday. We’ll all meet up in SC on Saturday. Somehow, I got picked as one of the 2 that’s going to be trapped in a car for 10 hours with the kids. How did that happen??

7 Responses to “Time I’ll Never Get Back”

  1. Superstar June 8, 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    LOL ;o)
    If I had to spend 1 1/2 hours on the phone w/ my mother…I would have to slit my wrists vertically!
    ~rolls eyes~
    Of course, it sounds like it might be worth it…for the vaca..
    ~taps finger on nose~
    UMMMM Maybe not!

  2. Step Right Up June 8, 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    How much would it cost to send the kids by UPS?

  3. monicker June 9, 2007 at 5:37 pm #

    If you use DHL there’s a chance the kids’ll never arrive and will be sent back to the point of origination. Or, they’ll be lost for good. Either way will save you 10 hours of hell.

  4. stroker349 June 9, 2007 at 7:14 pm #

    omehow, I got picked as one of the 2 that’s going to be trapped in a car for 10 hours with the kids. How did that happen??

    because you let yourself get shit on. time to reinvent your atitude, no? take charge! be the boss~! Give orders, snapa whip! yummy yummy

  5. The Ambiguous Blob June 10, 2007 at 5:05 am #

    whose children are these anyway?

  6. Catherinette Singleton June 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm #

    Superstar: Free vaca for me. What else could I do?? At least I don’t have to live with her.

    Step Right Up: It’s something I’d consider, but the kids are chunky (in a cute way) so I think it would be very expensive.

    Monicker: They’re super cute, I wouldn’t want them lost forever. I just don’t want to have to lose a night’s sleep over them.

    Stroker: I’m a sucker for a free vacation. What can I say?

    Ambiguous Blob: My niece and nephew. They’re quite adorable, though I reckon that there are no kids in the world that can tolerate a car trip that long. Especially an 8 month old and a 2 and a 1/2 year old.

  7. hanmee June 14, 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    I don’t know how long it is down there, but we just took a trip up to Boston and drove the whole way in one day. It’s doable. As long as you don’t have an exact arrival time and don’t stress yourself out with “expectations”, you’re alright. Just stop when you need to and let it go at that.

    (I have an 8-mos-old and a 2.5 year old.)

    We had a few small stops along the way, with one “major” (2-hr) stop at my husband’s grandmother’s house in New Jersey. Started at 10:30 am, got to her place at 4pm, left near 6pm, and then arrived at 10:30 pm.

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