Thursday, June 25, 2009

An organic recipe for chaos

Add one extremely good looking chick from the finest stock whatev, this is my blog to a seven passenger, entry-level, burgundy minivan.

Load the van with two TV/DVD systems, three feature length Disney films and a handful of processed foods.



Lovingly mix in two excited chickadees and one chickatoddler who's on her way at mastering the look of death.


Place above mixture sans husband on an open road through the picturesque farms of Ohio and ummm... Indiana for approximately 370 miles.

When the timer hits the bewitching hour and all chicks have been fried (approximatly 6.5 hours) carefully unload and deposit under the thatched roof of chick's parents. For eleven days.

You can choose to finish off the fried chicks with one or all the following toppings: one distant relative's wedding in which they all stand up in, one chance to make a first-time impression on chick's sister's future in-laws at engagement party, one annual Fourth of July beach party, and a handful of play-dates/museums/parks sprinkled in between.

Please note: This recipe hasn't been tested. I plan on trying it out Thursday afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes. Just in case you want to sample it youself. I'm thoughtful like that.

46classy comments:

Elisa said...

That's a tricky one, I think only fantasy chefs (mystical, never-seen-IRL parents) can pull it off without a glitch.

You are brave, my friend. May the sauce (force) be with you ;-)

Flea said...

Oh what fun! A road trip sans dad! Always my favorite recipe, and I'm not being sarcastic. I love it! You're going to have a great time! When they're a little older, books on CD are great!

How are your eyes?

Wendi said...

Recipe for disaster for sure.
Good luck with that.
Can't say I am the least bit envious.
Have fun though!;)

Managed Chaos said...

Dude...2 DVD systems and 3 children is surely a recipe for some major car arguments (at least they would be in my car ;o)

Hope your recipe turns out to perfection...and you don't lose your sanity on the way there.

Crystal D said...

Oooooooh! I just sent you a tweet today requesting your road trip expertise. I picked up two new movies today... but I need more... come on, cough up the good stuff. How do you keep them all happy? (or semi-pacified)

Marinka said...

Good luck! I loved your recipe for stuffed cabbage, so this is the same, no?

The White House said...

I am all about the road trips in the Odessey by myself with four kids. If you figure out a way to get processed food to the back seats, let me know. I am thinking about rigging some type of clothes line, that I can clip food to and send it back.

Also, a little dramamine never hurts!

Stephanie said...

She's definitely mastering the look of death. HAHAHAHA!

Kash said...

Can't wait to see you guys. The chicakdees look adorable in that car. Wish I could join in on the roadtrip!

Krystyn said...

Oh, boy! Is it bad if I say I don't envy you. At least for the drive part.

Have a great time at your sister's wedding and the festivities!

Naomi said...

Ouch.

I say that because we just DID that (plus about 500 miles) ... and are about to ... on Monday do it all over again.

I need to re-read my post on road trips I think cuz I'm not brave enough to do it again ...

http://delhibound.blogspot.com/2009/06/on-road.html

(Love that shirt!)

Mountain Mama said...

Only a handful of processed foods? You need more milady. Much, much more.

Good luck and Have fun! I'm sure my day is coming.

Loukia said...

Good luck... good luck... good luck.

Anti-Supermom said...

What - does this mean that the husband is flying and missing out on all the fun?!

Good luck, I'm pretty sure it will all be worth it.

Keep repeating that.

Jessica said...

Look of death definitely mastered.

Jeni said...

Aside from Fifi's evil glare, I think you've got the recipe for a great time all put together! I've packed three kids into a little Chevette and headed out in various directions -south, then west -for a week's worth of travel and lived to tell about it. Didn't have any of the additional goodies then that you have available -tv/dvds, full length movies and stuff then though. But you know you'll no doubt have a ball, won't 'cha?

DysFUNctional Mom said...

On her way? She's awfully close...that is one scary look!
I hope the trip goes well!

Karen said...

How fun! Your only sister's wedding, and your kids get to participate. It'll be a cherished day, for sure. Enjoy. :)

Scary Mommy said...

I'm trying a similar recipe on Sunday. Should be interesting.

HaB said...

I don't think I could do that - and I only have one little girl. We were thinking of taking our Lil' Mayhem Maker to the zoo this summer, two hours away, but, if her last car trip of 15 minutes was any indication - it looks like perhaps we will go to the zoo, in, oh.. 15 years??!!?!?!!?

OHmommy said...

Not my sister's wedding, just a relatives. We have a year to prepare for my sisters. :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, hon. It is HOT out, too. Great time to come to Chicago! Genius!

:)

HAve a safe trip. May the smell not become too horrendous.

And hope the chickatoddler smiles a bit...

Lisa said...

hope the recipe works!!!

i know you're crazy busy, but we're going into the city Saturday morning!!! oh how I love that city - it will be my girls' first taste!!!

Lauren said...

I've been reading your oh so fantastic blog for sometime now. I laughed when I read this post because I also have three children and live in Indiana...so I KNOW that drive is TOUGH! Best wishes!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Oh heavens, good luck. If it makes you feel any better, I've attempted trips like these several times and it's always turned out better than I had dreaded. Not bump-free, now, but not as bad as it could have been.

Martha in PA said...

I hope you have a safe, and sane trip!

MommyTime said...

Ah, road trips. My best trick so far has been to create little lap desks for them, so that they can color, do dot to dots, etc, easily. (I used cork boards from the $1 bin at Target, and then gave each kid a container of crayons.) I also like to leave at a time of day/evening that will ensure that everyone sleeps at least part of the trip (except the driver!) Good luck!

Hailey said...

Good luck!!

The Daily Stroll said...

We just passed up a fourth of July trip to the beach with family because we weren't sure if an eight hour drive would be manageable with a 3 month old and a 3 year old! We're not that brave yet! :) Good Luck and have fun!!

Blessings From Above said...

You forgot an ingredient in the recipe. One glass (or bottle) of wine for the Chick when she arrives in Chicago.

Have a great trip!

Amy said...

She may have already perfected the Look of Death! That is hilarious!!!!

I am P said...

no worries bout that face, i bet chickatoddler will charm the pants off everyone in her travels, enjoy!!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

That look of death is utterly frightening! lol

LceeL said...

That look says SO MUCH.

Shannon said...

We are taking a road trip in 6 days... 12 hours, stopping after 5 for an overnite stay! You are amazing for doing this by yourself! My husband IS COMING! I can barely make it 2 hours with my kids! The DVD players will help though, indefinitely!!

Kristen said...

just found your adorable blog and wanted to say hello!

Elaine A. said...

So, I saw on twitter how part of the trip went! Hope you have a great visit with your family!

Heather said...

Hopefully it works out well-I am sure you will forget all about if it works or not the eleven days you are there. Have fun! xoxo

mare ad mare said...

Awesome look on her face... not only she is displeased with being harnessed in, she's obviously thrilled that your taking a pic for your own amusement :-P

Kari said...

Oh how fun! I love road trips!! haha And....THAT face!! haha

Kel said...

Good luck...Sounds like a fun filled adventure yet to be had! :)
~K

Tara R. said...

Oh my! Good luck with your weekend 'cooking.' Hope you all have a wonderful time.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I bet this will be mighty tasty. Can't wait to hear how it all came out!

Jill said...

Oh have fun dear friend... have lots and lots of fun. And think of me next Thursday when I do this too - only add on another 23 hours and 10000 miles!

Maggie May said...

you're rocking it.

Jaina said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I hope it goes well. Have a great time! I can't wait to hear about it after. LOVE that picture ;)

 

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