Road trips are bound to be an adventure.They can be boring or way too exciting, across the country or just to the next state, there is always the possibility of experiencing life. And if your mother is your passenger then you can bet that there WILL be excitement. Maybe you can relate?
Oh I mean... "Life Lessons". These conversations can include, what to do with your life, how you could possibly try harder, where you should live after you graduate. Or these include moments of encouragement and inspiration. The transitions only mothers can accomplish.
Maybe it's the hours of sitting in a compact car and lack of conversation, or maybe your vocal cords just need the exercise but at some point you have to have those random spurts of yelling or the wonderful competition to see who can get the last word in... These moments only last around 5 minutes... if you're lucky... Anything that lasts longer than an hour is just a bummer for the rest of the trip! Word of advice: take a break every three hours, walk around, stretch, get fresh air. Also instead of reaching for those easy to reach donuts, find a banana or something healthy to chew on. With eating a healthier option, also drink water! This positive fuel to the body as you have to sit for hours on end helps you mind stay in a positive state. Hopefully limiting the amount of arguments that arise.
You know when people tell you to remember the stories from your parents or from your own past? Well these road trips always come with the best moments for both you and your parent to open up to each other. Whether these are fun stories or rather difficult ones, each memory is an opportunity to learn and grow. So even if you've heard the story 10 times already, listen to them and savor it.
Which sibling is the favorite?
One of the best parts of having siblings is the argument of who is actually the favorite. My older brother is definitely the favorite.
Arguments tend to be the one and only part of road trips that make or break the trip. Especially when you look back and realize you focused so hard on the bad portions of a trip that you don't realize how much you actually laughed, or shared inside jokes. These little moments are so fleeting and easy to forget but I encourage you to savor these moments more than the moments of yelling or eye-rolling. Because soon enough just like these trips, life comes to an end. So embrace these moments with your family and friends. Life is a much more enjoyable adventure with people in your corner.