Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Day 1: The Potty Disaster

The Ervin family hit the road (finally!) about 3:20 yesterday afternoon. Let me first say that we are so grateful to the men from church that came out and loaded us up. It took less than an hour! Travel went well at first. Aunt Gwen had thoughtfully kept both girls up an hour and a half past their normal bedtime the night before, and then worn them out with swimming. So the girls crashed when they got in the car and had the hum of tires on the interstate whistling in their little ears. Connor slept as well, and by 7:00 we had only 70 miles left to go till the hotel on the other side of Atlanta. For those of you wondering what took so long, this would be a good time to mention that loaded moving trucks apparently have a hard time getting up to 60 mph on hilly roads. After eating, Olivia got in the big truck with Daddy, and we started off again. A little ways down the road, Kelsey announced that she had to go to the bathroom. We had apparently all gone at the restaurant for dinner EXCEPT Kelsey. So I called Ben and told him, and we decided to get off on the next exit. It was an exit with only one Circle K and a Waffle House. It was apparently also crack-ville. The Circle K's restroom was "out of order". (I bet they have to say that to everyone.) So we went out, and out of desperation, I was going to have Kelsey go to the bathroom behind the store by the trees (well concealed). So I went around the store, got Kelsey into position, and she told me she had to go stinky, not pee-pee. I told her to immediately STOP what she was doing, and we pulled up her britched and went around front to tell Daddy. By this time, Connor had woken up and needed to be changed. Daddy had obliged by changing him on the hood of our car. Rather than take the moving van and car all the way to the Waffle House (about 1/2 mile away), I was going to drive Kelsey in the car and leave Connor with Daddy and Olivia in the moving truck at the Circle K. Well, then I realized the Connor was still crying because he was hungry, so I was going to stay and nurse him while Ben took the girls potty at the Waffle House. This I did sitting high in the cab of the Penske truck - very discrete... We finally got to the hotel about 10:00, and to sleep about 11:00.

3 comments:

scchesleys said...

Traveling with small children, what a wonderful experience. Glad everything is going well. Miss you guys already!

Joe said...

ah..the joy of small children, cramped spaces...multiple potty breaks...

Take care..rest today

Papa

Michelle said...

HA HA! We just let Hunter squat on the way to the beach and poop in the woods, I guess not so tasteful in a parking lot! Good Luck!