Travel Day

Every travel day is the same.

I wake up early. I’m packed and ready to go.

I then wait for hours for anyone else in the family to be here and ready to go. This year is worse because both kids decided to stay at their place until this morning so I am waiting for my son to pick up my daughter and drive here. He is always late.

My wife is still in bed. When I asked when she was getting up she gave me a time that is way later than I would think would work for when we are allegedly leaving.

This is every drive to Kentucky. Each year I say I’m not going to get stressed because of it, but here I am again annoyed that no one else seems to have any sense of urgency.

It’s especially fun that I always drive first even though by the time they are ready to leave I’m ready for a nap.

I will be much happier when we are on the road and I’m relieved of my driving duties.


8 thoughts on “Travel Day

  1. How did it happen that your children inherited your wife’s tendencies here and none of yours? Rhetorical, of course. I lean more toward being ready to go when necessary, but always manage to be a few minutes behind. For long trips, though, I get little sleep the night before departure, worrying that I won’t get up in time, then get up earlier than intended because, what’s the point of just lying there thinking about everything I have to do before leaving.

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    1. With my daughter I think it’s more about sleep than not caring about being on time. When it comes to airports she is like me and wants extra time. My son always shows up at our house later than he says he will.

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  2. We are traveling this week too. What’s super annoying to me is my husband works from home and always states that we will leave at 1 or 2 p.m. when the market closes. Then at 8 a.m. on the departure day he says, “I’m ready, let’s go!”

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  3. That is funny. My husband mostly listens to me when we get ready to leave together for things. I don’t like to be rushed. I have noticed that young couples frequently grocery shop together or newly married and I giggle sometimes. Sometimes spending monies and agreeing in public to whether you need the keto ice cream and tofu or the meat and the chips is pretty funny. I think this is why I love grocery shopping alone.

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