Things my children will never experience during road trips:
*Gaps between radio stations (I love you XM).
*My father singing 50s gimmick songs (Tom Dooley, etc.) to keep himself awake.
*Potty breaks behind trees on barren stretches of road.
*Travel without music players and DVD players.
*Traveling without seatbelts.
*Sleeping in the back window.
*Sleeping on the floor.
*An open playpen in the back of the station wagon.
Things they need to experience:
*Stopping to read historic markers even if they don’t want to.
*Picnics along the way.
*Days when there are no classes, appointments or errands. Time is irrelevant.
*Beaches (Amy and Evan have no beach memories).
*Mom laughing instead of stressing.