I have finally made it to Delaware! Since my trip was a bit of a “cluster”, I thought I would share with you, my dear readers, what NOT to do on a road trip with your teen! You may want to read this twice to make sure you never forget this advice.
Do not try to explain Quantico to your 14 year old. Even if you think you know what you are talking about, you really don’t. Seeing Silence of the Lambs does not make you an expert on the in’s and out’s of Quantico. Believe me – once your teen hears the words “Serial Killer” they will ask a whole lot of questions.
Under no circumstances should you try to take a picture of the Washington Monument while going 75 miles per hour. No one needs to see the Monument that badly.
Do NOT tell your teen that you do not have enough money for the next toll so you will offer to show your boobs instead. They will freak out and screech like a banshee! Your ears will thank you.
No one needs to see a video of you singing “The Circle Of Life” from the Lion King at the top of your lungs in your car. Enough said.
And the Number 1 thing you should never do on a road trip is ….
Insist that you know more than your GPS!
I spent an entire hour going in circles around Washington D.C. because I was sure that Ella May (my GPS’s name) was trying to trick me. At one time Ella actually had my car driving down the Potomac River. If that’s what Ella wants, who am I to argue? Once I “stayed right“, I finally got back on the correct route. Geesh – so bitchy!
I sure hope you learn from my mistakes and your next road trip is a happy and safe one!
Hope your life is more Lion King heaven than $4.00 toll havoc!
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