Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ah, The Summer Family Roadtrip.

Playing the Alphabet Game. Singing songs together. The License Plate Game.Family comraderie and bonding. Gleeful anticipation of destination.
Or something akin to this.
{Filmed by bro Gavin}
(Circa 1991 on the way to my bro John's graduation from Stanford. Me: 22 yrs old)



Anticipating a call from my mom any minute now, wherein I will most likely be grounded for time and all eternity for airing our dirty laundry.

I meant to make a couple of disclaimers prior to posting this:
a) We usually had way more fun on our road trips and didn't fight.
b) Megan, Susan really wasn't breathing on you (at least directly).
c) Susan, your breath really did reek mightily.
d) Mom, way to keep your calm and cool. I aspire to more of that.
e) McMember-of-the-Audiovisual-Club-in-Highschool insisted upon interjecting the slow-mo clip just in case you missed the actual slap in real time.

Welp, we're off to San Diego on a roadtrip of our own this week to reunite with
parents, sibs, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Now, if you would all be so kind as to run immediately and without hesitation to your bedside, closet, or closest place of worship and pray a little prayer for our impending 437 hour, I mean 6 hour drive, that would be g.r.a.n.d.
Love you mom!

18 comments:

Becky said...

Oh man, ...eric and I just watched that- out here on the balcony in Newport. We (mostly I) were laughing very hard at that. You are so the SAME...not getting your feathers too ruffled- going with the flow, ...although i suspect that if you were the one that got slapped, maybe you would have been kinda peeved. Hilarious! Poor Susan.

Molly Wright said...

Thanks for the heads up on the new post. So funny. My favorite line:
"McPresident-of-the-Audiovisual-Club-in-Highschool". I did appreciate the slow motion replay. I might have missed the slap otherwise.

Chelle said...

Love it! It reminds me so much of our family roadtrips. Your mom is the best.

Good luck on your trip!

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

Can't wait to see you at the beach! Dalton laughed his guts out while watching that. It was so fun for him to hear his dad when Gavin was a goofy teenager!

Karie said...

Ok, so you should so get some award for your posts. They always crack me up. That video was priceless. I love it when your mom says "Ok, now you've done it" how the heck was she so patient!! I need to take some lessons from her. I couldn't stop laughing. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and wish I could have seen ya on your visit!

Natalie said...

Hilarious! I love how you just laughed the whole time! No one can get mad at a happy person. I hope to laugh more in times of chaos! Have a fun road trip!

Charlotte said...

Ha ha ha...my favorite part was the shot of your mom driving. Love it.

The Collingwood Family said...

YOU CRACK ME UP!!!

julianna larsen said...

I want to know exactly what "Private Martha" said to that post! So freakin' funny!!!

Becky said...

Sorry, I just had to watch that again, and it was even funnier the second time. You are the one that is making me laugh because you thought the whole thing was so funny. And your cute mom! "ok, now you've done it...Gavin, I hope you're not getting this on camera". Oh...man oh man oh man!

kathy said...

That was hilarious! Your mom is going to kill you!

karen said...

My mom was a pretty good sport about the whole "airing our dirty laundry" thing. I kept telling her that she came out smelling like a rose because of her patience and temper control, for which she is renowned. So I'm not grounded.

Jillian said...

So...Richard and I are slowly recovering from laughing so hard our sides hurt. That is the funniest video...ah, car trips with the fam...good times! Stop breathing on me!!

Jillian said...

I hope you guys can come to the wedding! That would be excellent!! Let me know if I can help you find tickets...ie: when do you want to come/go...

karen said...

Jilly,
I WISH we could go to the wedding--I was looking around for flights, hotels, etc, when McSweets informed me that he had to work that weekend. Drat. You guys have fun and get some sweet photos so I can see them on your bloggy.

Andrea said...

Karen,
I remember playing all those games as well! Good family times! You are so hysterical!!

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

Hey lady, what is taking you so long with your beach pics? I am waiting to see them? How has it been with the kids going back to school? We are enjoying our last few weeks of the lazy days of summer. It feels good.

Schomaker's said...

TOOO funny!!!! your mom was halarious!