We’re leaving for our road trip in just over a week. I’m getting butterflies in my stomach – excited and nervous. As I mentioned in my post about the rewards and benefits of being road warriors, I’m in the process of finalizing our plans, rather late for me. I’ve been so busy. I’m also feeling a touch of anxiety, because I don’t know that I’ll be able to keep up my blogging schedule. The road trip is all about family time and that’ll be my priority.
My original blog is Road Warrior Momma, which comes back to life every summer so my family and friends can follow us. You are welcome to check that blog during June, but be warned that it is a daily recap, and may be a bit mundane for those of you not intimately familiar with our brood. I’ll also be featuring highlights here, on The Latchkey Mom, probably twice a week – along with my usual posts (but not as often). Continue reading Wisdom Gathered Along the Road
It’s been a while since I’ve written a random post, but the chaos of the last couple of weeks is all the excuse I need. It’s been very busy in our household, as I’m certain it must me in most of yours, with the end of school fast approaching. I sometimes feel like I’m on a hamster wheel. Please tell me I’m not alone. I literally have so many random thoughts running through my head, none of which would produce a blog length post – and we’ve experienced some fun events of late that I’d like to share. Ergo – random post.
The Latest on our CPK Odyssey
After the garden planting, Barrett’s Awesome Autism class was invited to visit one of our local CPK restaurants. His class was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and got to make their own pizzas for lunch. Barrett had so much fun making his pizza that he just added whatever toppings they brought him. I knew what was coming, because Bear only likes plain cheese pizza. Sure enough, once cooked and served, Mom had the task of picking off all the mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni. CPK’s generosity seems endless, because they also fed the mothers, the teachers and the bus driver. Additionally, the class was presented with their own CPK chef uniform – each one embroidered with the student’s name on the chest. How cool is that? As if that weren’t enough, the boys were invited back to do it all again when school starts in the fall! Wow.
Continue reading Random May Post
The itinerary of last summer’s road trip was reshuffled a few times. This resulted in us missing a couple of cities, and we’d already had the t-shirts made – literally. Consequently, I’ve felt an obligation to get the kids to Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS since last summer. I’d planned to do that over President’s Day weekend, but then “Snowmageddon Two” occurred, and our plans were put in limbo. The week at home with the kids was long and we were all rather bored and on each other’s nerves, so I decided to go for it – icy roads be damned.
Continue reading February Mini-Road Trip