Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Stinky Feet, Whining Kids and the Awkward Silence

roadThe exciting portrayal of road trips is often misleading. In the movies, we see friends bond on that big open highway. We see families laughing, enthusiastic about spending 32 hours in the car together.

 This portrayal leads us to think that a road trip is a fun journey where everyone sings along to the radio, shares snacks, and engages in deep conversations until they reach their final destination. The Griswalds made it to Wally World in one piece, why can’t we?

 It’s unrealistic. At this point in my life, road trips involve stinky feet, whining kids, and awkward moments of silence. Continue reading

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Parenting, Reflecting | , , , , , , | Leave a comment