I’ve chuckled to myself over the last few weeks as some of my favorite American mommy bloggers have talked about their summer vacations. Â Many of them have admitted that they don’t travel very often with their children. Â They’ve steered clear of it with toddlers. Â They don’t want to be that mom- on the airplane- with the screaming kid.
This is my life.
I am a missionary.
I am a mom.
I am where I want to be. Â And who I am neccisitates that I learn how to be a professional traveler with small children. Â By the time my youngest is in school, it will all seem easy. Â These toddler years, however, they require all my best skills.
Practice makes professional, and practice is what the Johansson family is about to get.
Between now and mid August the five of us will travel…
7,072 miles by plane passing through…
We will travel 415 miles by train from Paris to Biarritz
We will travel 5,403 by car passing through
Massachusetts,Â Connecticut,Â New York,Â New Jersey,Â Delaware,Â Maryland,Â Virginia,Â Texas,Â New Mexico,Â Arizona,Â California,Â Nevada,Â Utah,Â Wyoming,Â Nebraska,Â Missouri,Â Illinois,Â Indiana,Â Kentucky,Â West Virginia, and Virginia
Yes, we’re crazy.
And yes, this blog might very well go from the stories of a missionary family in Africa to the stories of a crazy family who is tired of traveling. Â Or, if you’ve been around here long, you may know that when I’m stressed and tired I just stop posting all together.
If beautiful pictures and cute stories continue, you’ll know we’re having fun. Â If it’s silent, we’re not.
Let the fun times roll!