And so, it's been two months. To be exact, 62 days.
The hardest part now is nonexistent and the best part is now just starting.
We have our moments, for instance, where I sent my iPhone flying in a rage (resulting in cracking the glass in the back) to moments like this, us sitting outside and laughing about whatever. The world seems to be asleep, but us (sans Oisin, who was snoring at the moment).
Today was probably the longest consecutive drive I've driven since we started. On our very first disastrous day two months ago, I clocked hours of driving, but I stopped a lot. Today? It was a different song. I pedaled my foot on the gas and stopped only once to fill up the tank. I hope not to ever do that again.
When we arrived into Austin, rather than being in awe with the city, I was tired, irritated, hungry and hot. Oh, so very hot. It's incredibly thick here, the air and the heat. Probably for the natives of Austin, it was a beautiful weather. For us? It was a big shock to our system. When we finally arrived at our RV resort, an hour later than we anticipated, all of us were snarling and at each other's throat (cue in me throwing my iPhone).
I swear, I woke up this morning fully prepared with the long day ahead. Yesterday was amazing, which is another tale (Marfa) that wrapped up with me spilling soup. Soup, in rv terms. I'll tell you about it another time. For now, my story is about how I woke up this morning and texted to my husband. I sent a screenshot of today's driving map and simply said, "weeps."
Well, anyway, after 6+hours of driving which resulted into a numb ass, we arrived. Despite being prepared on the long day, we still were assholes to each other. I think I ranked as the asshole # 1 today. Sighs. Like I said, we have our moments.
When we finally settled down, at 830pm, I told my boys that I really needed to be alone for some major down time. As soon as I parked my skinny butt in bed, Eitan came to me crying because Aidan punched his back, the bathroom door was kept slamming shut several times by each boys being dramatic, me screaming and hurling my iPhone and Oisin politely informing me that I brushed his leg with my hurled iPhone. All of that shit crammed into few minutes right after I requested for down time, I kid you not.
As soon as the Charlotte's Web movie started, all was quiet and I finally could breathe. Shit, I told myself, I could have handled this better (when I was maturely processing this the AC was finally working).
Oh well, moments. After the movie was done, we hugged and chatted and apologized to each other. Oisin went right to sleep, Eitan, Aidan and I stepped outside to enjoy the "fresh air."
We ended up spending an hour outside, laughing and swapping stories. I asked Aidan, "if we had to go home right now, would you want to go?"
"No, there's so much more to see."
Eitan and I looked at each other and smiled.
just a mother who fled from society's constraints and is super excited to wake up to the outdoors, remain braless daily and teach her boys the art of boredom and discovery.