Honest Truths

Some things I’m learning to accept these days.

  • We inevitably leave late for a trip.
  • We always pack way, way too much for a trip.
  • Whatever we pack, however well organized, will end up in multiple bags, containers, and running loose all over the car before the first day is up.
  • For every extra item we bring on the trip and don’t use, there will be another item we should have brought that we really could have used.
  • Though we have too much stuff and it gets messy and chaotic, we will stop at any interesting second hand stores and add a few more items to the mess.
  • The drive will always yield good opportunities to talk and interesting topics to discuss.
  • Buying food to eat on the way, even though we’ve packed more snack food than we can get to, adds to the fun of the trip.
  • Getting away and being in different places refreshes us and renews our relationship.
  • Having new experiences with baby, while tiring and energy consuming, is simultaneously exhilarating and rewarding.
  • Seeing new sights and meeting new people is almost as much fun as visiting old friends and relatives and seeing familiar spots.
  • A baby is a great way to meet people.
  • No trip will be perfect, but relaxing and enjoying the trip we’re on rather than the perfectly-plotted and planned one I might imagine, makes for a great vacation.

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