Yesterday I did something I've never done before. I took a road trip with my friend and our collective six kids. We went to Philly for a night at a hotel and a day at the zoo. It was a bold move. We knew what we were getting into. But still. Here are the stats of some of the things that could and did go awry.
Illegal jumps on the beds - 90
Times hotel room lights were turned on and off - 66
Three year old escape attempts - 5 (successful - 2)
Close calls with fire alarms - 4
Hotel doors slammed - 25
Average hours of sleep, children - 8
Average hours of sleep, adults - 4.5
Minutes of being on the other side of a three and four year old self locked in a hotel room - 8
Toilets clogged - 1
Sinks overflowed - 1
Carb centric meals (Philly pretzels) - all
Times I screamed "Stop running ahead! I will never find you!" - 200
"Are you kidding me?" stares between me and my friend - lost count
Latent cases of diarrhea from gulping hotel pool water - 1 and counting
All in all I say success!