Approximately 17 hours after we officially graduate into homeschooling, the girls and I are going to do one of the things that I've been most looking forward to doing as a homeschooling family.
- I'll have to actually figure out the GPS, because Matt's the only one who knows how to get anyplace.
- Bathroom visits will be strictly enforced, because when one person gets out of the car, EVERYONE has to get out of the car.
- Must find the wheely suitcases in the basement, because that huge duffle bag is something that only Matt can carry.
- Children's entertainment must be able to be completely child-operated, because no adult hands will be free to fetch ponies or open baggies of granola.
- Unlike in previous trips, most of the driving can't be done late at night, when little people are snoring instead of screaming, because I can't figure out the logistics of dragging two soundly sleeping children and our luggage into a hotel all at the same time. Maybe one of those wheely carts?
- Must move car seats over from minivan to smaller car that is slightly less likely to break down on the road. A roadside breakdown remains quite likely, however.
- The girls' unit studies on Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky (more on this later) are organized and ready to be collated: