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Keep Your Game Face On

It inevitably happens to me when we are having a great trip.

We are well prepared.  The kids are doing great. We are having blast.  I start to relax.  Then I relax to the point where I pay a little less attention, and my husband warns “Keep your game face on.”

It’s not like something bad is going to happen.  It’s not like there’s never a chance to let down our guard while on a trip.  But traveling with young kids can be very mercurial.  It’s probably, as a rule, better to be too attentive than too laid back.  “Keep your game face on” is a reminder to be prepared for the unexpected.

Well, I can tell you that my game face is flagging right now.  Tomorrow we’ve got one short 2 hour flight and then we’re done.  Should be easy.  I’ve packed less snacks, less toys, less diapers.  While packing, I wasn’t paying too close attention.  I started to tell myself, “Hey – keep your game face on.”

There’s a fine line between being relaxed and being unprepared.

I guess we’ll find out tomorrow if I went too far over the line…

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