Road trip is the solution to life’ daily routine. Yes, this is definitely true on my part. For me, when the household tasks are becoming mind-numbing, I immediately tell my husband “Let us go out and have a road trip somewhere.”
My husband will immediately ask “Where are we going?” My answer is often “I don’t know. Let’s just go out.”
Being a mother is overwhelming. There are times I couldn’t think sensibly. When I overheard a conversation that her children are driving her crazy, I realized I am not alone! Thank God my boys are not driving me crazy, the chores do! Solution: Get out of the rut and do something different.
I am the kind of person who likes to travel. I enjoy going to places that I haven’t been before. I get excited even if I already have seen the place. The memories of the visit bring back a smile to my face. Every time I come back, I see something different. I see a new beauty to it.
For example, these huge trees at Picnic Point were not even noticed before. When we had a stopover, I got mesmerized by their stillness. I like how dark green the leaves were. As if they are telling me, take a picture of us! Post us on Instagram! Of course, I did and with filters.
Moreover, nature is a sight to behold. I couldn’t get enough of it. It soothes my eyes. The cobwebs in my mind were blown away by the breeze. I know I am melodramatic right now. The views made my chaotic mind go still and just went blank. It was meditation at its finest with a fantastic backdrop.
I watched movies showing horrifying and funny road trips of families. That is just Hollywood. As a mother of 12, 10 and 6-year-old boys, this is a bonding time moment for us.
One mother told me that I have to enjoy their presence now while they are still around and need me. In the future, I could be one of the mums begging for their time and attention. Wow, that escalated quickly. I was just talking about road trips.
Raising three boys is a huge responsibility. Going on a road trip is both a mini-vacation and a cheaper version of therapy for a mum whose household duties are unlimited.
This is my strategy to overcome the I-had-enough-of-this-feeling. Tell me the place you went to that relaxed your mind or brought you the Zen mode.