I survived an 8 hour car trip with an almost 3 year old and a 5 year old. We arrived safely in MI about 6:30pm last night. Our original plans were to leave on Sunday morning. Yesterday morning I checked the weather around 8:00am and saw that is wasn't going to be good to travel through the Chicago area on Saturday or Sunday. By 10:15am we were on the road. I don't think I have ever packed so fast in my life.
The kids did great much to my surprise. We stopped at McDonalds for a quick lunch because I wanted to get back on the road to try to beat the Chicago rush hour traffic. While we were in the restroom in McDonalds a lady noticed my well behaved children. I actually thought I had left my kids behind and ended up with someone elses kids for the trip. She kindly asked if they were twins. *shock* I think I might have looked at her like she had a third eye. I stammered a bit hoping she would realize her mistake, and then I answered no. She quickly apologized and commented on how they look so close in age. I said, "He is 5 and she is almost 3." At this point I could tell the lady was embarrassed so I quickly explained that Andrew is adopted and yes, he is small for his age. I will admit, that is the first time someone has ever asked if my kids were twins. I would think that a dark haired, dark skinned boy and a fair skinned, blond girl could never pass as twins. But then again, what do I know? :)
1 year ago