It was a fun filled and educational trip. Here's what I learned spending the day with our boy.
|Smiling as usual.|
- He's witty and clever yet deep and introspective - not sure I necessarily learned this as much as was reminded of it.
- Driving on unfamiliar mountain roads at night in the wind is a bit nerve wracking.
- Sharing tortilla chips and watching Lord of the Rings before bed is actually relaxing.
- Listening to your child squirm in bed trying to get comfortable will keep you awake -a long time.
- Hotel breakfasts are best when eaten leisurely while chatting over news items with your oldest child.
- One must be careful not to be SOOO leisurely that you are almost late for said child's chemistry exam.
- Burger King's coffee is not less than tasty compared to McDonald's and home.
- Jacob is frugal with his money and enjoys tempering mom's spending - this is cute.... when it's not annoying.
- Thrift store shopping with a teenager is fun. It's neat to see him light up over a new-to-him suit.
- Target it Target no matter the city.
- Big Lots still rocks.
- It's wise to pay attention to the looming headache - taking ibuprofen and eating - to avoid turning an otherwise pleasant day trip into a grumpy mommy moment.
- Eating Cold Stone Creamery for lunch may not be 'heart healthy', but it is good for the heart when on a date with your son.
- Long car trips yield good conversations with your children. There's no escape.
- Listening to him tell of how much he enjoys Wyoming, likes our 'slower pace', and his honesty in sharing was medicine to a mama's heart.
- My 'dates' with Jacob are precious - especially in light of the fact he'll be heading off to college in just a short year and a half. The clock's tickin'. You better bet I'm going to relish these special times whenever I can muster them.