“I was invited to a convention this weekend. It starts in 5 hours. Want to go?”
I looked up from my work computer. “Um. OK. Do we have a room?” “Not yet, but I wanted to check with you first.”
Fast-forward 5 and a half hours and we are pulling up to the hotel. The drive was 1 hour, give or take, and it took us an hour to load up the car. Before that, we hastily packed everything we thought we would need, but there wasn’t enough time to do that well.
We are on the second night of this trip, and this is going better than the previous night by far. I have learned a lot in these two days. Things to pack and things not to pack. How to get the little ones to go to sleep while sharing a cramped hotel room. How to keep them that way. (Hint: it involves hanging out in the hallway, preferably with a beer.)Continue reading “Staying in a hotel with three little ones”