Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Driving Me Crazy.....

Is it possible to travel for 5 hours in a car with 2 Teenagers and not want to throw yourself out of the window..........................................................My answer......................................NO.

We arrived at our destination (Centre Parcs) safe and sound, well.........................Apart from my sanity which has taken a beating to say the least....................Here are a list of squabbles, rants and arguments that peppered our journey.

1. He's got more room than me its soooooooooooo unfair.
2. She's purposely breathing on me and she has a cold.
3. His feet stink and he keeps putting them on me.
4. She is looking at me...................

This was all in the first 20 minutes of leaving. Mr DG pulled the car over and threatened to leave them by the side of the road if they didn't stop picking on each other........Then.................We had a thought......................What if we did the same....................What if we picked on each other in the same way that they did......................................

1. Stop being such a grown up...........................You are sooooooo boring.
2. Why are you yawning so much.............................Anyone would think you had been up organising this trip since 5am.
3. You are driving like such a frump................Why cant we do handbrake turns on the motorway??
4. Its sooooo unfair that you don't have the steering wheel in front of you.....I don't have any room.

They looked in complete horror as we yelled at each other with the windows down in full view of anyone that was walking past us. We only managed 4 niggles as I then burst out laughing as Mr DG did Sparkys Justin Bieber hair flick......................This was funny as he is as bald as a coot (Mr DG, not Sparky).

The journey continued and every time they argued so did we......................I must admit at one point I almost didn't get back in the car when we stopped for petrol but I figured if I stayed I would only have to live and work at the Little Chef and I'm not sure that was a responsible thing to do plus the dog would miss me too much.

At last we arrived at Centre Parcs and I heaved a huge sigh of relief.................................I am now bracing myself for the moment the kids realise that they are sharing a room..................................

Stay tuned for the next instalment.........If I am still sane.......

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31 comments:

  1. You are so funny, I love reading your blog so much. I agree with you totally and almost dread those long car journeys with my 3. Knowing you and Mr DG very well I can imagine the 2 of you pretending to have a row and only wish I had been walking past at the time. Enjoy the rest of your break, hope HRH isn't doing to much revision and that she feels better.
    Love Clair
    xxx

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    1. I would love to be a fly on the wall in your car Clair with your 3, it would be hysterical xxx

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  2. This made me laugh out loud!! I am so going to try this next time we have car squabbles, I love it!!

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    1. Thanks hun, let me know how you get on xxx

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  3. This made me spit out our tea. I am going to do this once the boys start again. I hate travelling in the car with them as all they do is whinge

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    1. Whoooppsss.....Thanks hun, would love to know how you get on xx

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  4. thats my husband's nightmare, when he found out we are having a girl he started panicking about her teenage years

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    1. I would love to say that its a breeze but........................Its not im afraid. Thanks for reading xxxx

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  5. Audiobooks are the only way we can get through journeys like this. We just got back from a very long trip to Wales and it was just about bearable thanks to a Doctor Who audio book, two series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Might Boosh radio show, the soundtrack of Frozen and a CD by Chameleon Circuit (the teen's choice, it's a Doctor Who tribute band).

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    1. Ooooo that's not a bad idea..I think we may have to try that. We have another trip coming up later in the year and its 6 hours long.....xx

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  6. I'm going to remember this for when mine get older! At the moment we can keep them quiet on long journeys with the portable dvd player but I fear that won't work for much longer!

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  7. Lol, hope the holiday goes a little more smoothly

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    1. Thanks Angela, as long as we don't have to go in the car I think we will be fine xx

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  8. lol great way to deal with the car commotions. I can't imagine it was much fun but do love the She's looking at me comment. have a great time at Centre Parcs x

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  9. Lol, I remember long car journeys with my siblings - three of us in the back - nightmares!!! Enjoy your hols!

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  10. Oh dear, i dread this in years to come haha! x

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  11. So pleased its not just us! We had similar on the train and Eurostar to Paris!

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  12. Have a great time at Center Parcs :-) thank you for reminding me of what is to come when mine become teenagers but I love how you got them back :-) x

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  13. I am totally stealing your idea to argue when ever they do. It will totally steal their thunder. You're a genius!

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  14. I love the 'she's purposefully breathing on me' that made me giggle! x

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  15. This is funny! I only have one so probably won't experience this joy! Good luck for the room sharing x

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  16. haha! I would have dumped them at the roadside, gone to road-side Starbucks and just caramel-macchiato-ed the shit out of myself ;) x

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  17. I can already see and hear the chaos in my head. #MBPW

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  18. haha this actually sounds like a lot of fun!
    Aren't teens delightful ?

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  19. This is a brilliant idea! I am so stealing this. I honestly hoped that car journeys would get easier as they got older but they don't *sigh*. Luckily you weren't going far, eh?! x

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  20. Must try this! We have DVDs in the car to try and keep the ridiculous behaviour to a minimum, but they still argue constantly. Then husband gets really cross and shouts really loudly because it could affect his driving and kill us all...

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  21. Ha ha! As a teacher of teens I am scared of my daughter getting to this stage. Nay even terrified. The hub seems to think it will be all ok. It won't. We are screwed #brilliantblogposts xxx

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  22. Laughing my head off here-great tactic, must try that when little ones fight! Love you contemplating a life at Little Chef! Bet the dog was relieved! Ha! Thanks for linking up this brilliant post x

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  23. Haha this made me laugh! I am so going to use this next time we are on a long journey ;) x

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