Lately, I have been thinking (or maybe worrying a little) about two things: the driving and my cat.
When babies learn new words, they are very excited. They say the word all the time. Christian has just discovered being hungry. He is hungry every five minutes, even though he won't actually eat anything. Then at one point children discover being bored. "I'm sooooo bored," they say over and over and over. My mom used to say that if was bored, I could do more chores. Then, I would decide I wasn't bored after all.
I stopped being bored so often a long time ago (about the time I discovered reading), but I have a feeling every single person in my family will get bored sometime during our trip. All the books will get read, the letters will all get written, and all the music will get listened to. Car rides are like a balancing act. In order to maintain the peace, everything has to be just so. Getting bored shakes the ground and brings that carefully assembled peace crumbling all around us. Christian starts to cry, Taylor and Sarah Ann start fighting again, and everything falls apart. I am not looking forward to that moment.
Then, there is the matter of my cat. Noooooooooo way is he coming on the trip. I wouldn't need to listen to music, I could just listen to meow meow meow over and over. My mom has gotten him a place to stay at a cat hotel. I am a little nervous though. What if Blitz doesn't like it there? What about on the plane he is taking to Wisconsin? How could anyone like being in a cat carrier in a plane for hours? Well I guess Blitz and I are both doing something scary. He is staying at a cat hotel and then riding on a plane and I get to duel boredom. I think I get the better deal though. I get the fun of seeing so many new things - just like an explorer.