I am going away for the weekend with the three youngest children and my husband. We are heading to Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio where we plan to loads of fun and spend a lot of time in the water park. What I’m realizing is, it’s a lot of work to get ready to go away for two nights. My biggest challenge is planning for the drive there and back, and how to keep these kids happy and quiet for 7 or more hours in a van. I intended to purchase some ear plugs for myself, but that really only solves the problem for me, lol.

I also realized it is a heck of a lot of work to pack for 5 people, even if it is just for two nights. The kids each want to pull their own suitcase, which is far more than we need but I’ll do just about anything to prevent arguing so they are all getting a suitcase. My husband and I are sharing a suitcase, which makes sense because our suitcase is huge…because the kids took all of the small ones! The people at Cherry Valley Lodge are going to think we’re moving in.

Wish us luck tomorrow as we head off in the snow for a very long drive! I will be posting about it next week.

Sheri

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