Friday, August 08, 2008

The Dreaded Drive to PA

We spent the majority of our summer in Pennsylvania. Jason had a summer research internship in conjunction with Hershey Medical School. So we drove out to my parent's house. They were so kind to let us invade their house for 5 weeks. As we were packing up the truck, Jason noticed this little guy on the tire. Tab really enjoyed watching the cicada shed his skin. Tab was crouched down watching it for about an hour. Every time that it pulled itself out a little bit more Tab would squeal, "mommy, mommy, what's it doing?" It was fun.It was neat to see the process.Right before we left Jason pulled it off and hooked it's shell/skin thing onto a tree. We just couldn't bear to kill the nasty thing after all of the work it went through.


Anyway, we were fully prepared for the boys to be horrible and scream the entire way, but they were very good. Tab spent the first few hours playing and talking and then he settled in to watch some movies. He also had his little computer that we hooked up. Between movies and his computer he kept himself busy the majority of the time.Those Thomas the Tank Engine cards that are in his hand, never left his hands. He is beyond obsessed.Benton, well... he doesn't occupy himself as well. So we were forced to occupy him. Poor kid. Ahhhh. Our favorite part of the trip.We stopped at a hotel on the way to split up the drive a bit. The only crappy part about that was having to unload and reload all of our belongings out of the back of our truck. Tab really enjoyed helping Jason load the truck back up. Somehow, I think that Jason's bungee's are going to help secure our belongings slightly better. Sorry Tab.And then they did this, which really scares me. Don't try this at home. And just for fun, I had to snap a picture of myself in the car because ... well ... I'm never in the pictures. And the napkin is there because the seatbelt was bugging me.And tada...the driver. Jason did all of the driving on the way to PA. I only did a few hours on the way back. Did I ever mention I hate driving long distances? I don't mind riding though. Thanks sweetheart.And finally, oh glory, finally!Wait, what, we still have another 4-5 hours. Gag me. However long the drive, we survived unscathed. There were no potty accidents. Way to go Tab! And there were few tantrums.

3 comments:

Jason said...

What your mom doesn't know is that I really did have to lay some of those 6 eggs...

Jason said...

sweet postage to the wrong thread

Sarah said...

Thanks for the info on cicadas. I never knew what they were (blame it on being from California).