That sometimes, no matter how much you plan ahead, when other people are traveling with you it will NOT be possible to leave the house by 6:30 AM.
That if the people traveling with you would go to bed at a decent hour (like you told them to) they would not be so grumpy.
That a portable DVD player, talking GPS, musical toys, a noisy 11-month old, his "Are we there yet?" big sister, and the radio is too much noise at 6:45 in the morning!
When you give a 4-year-old Kool-Aid Kool Bursts, Nutter Butter cookies, and a granola bar for breakfast - expect hyperactivity when you arrive at the hotel.
I am going to win the "Mother of the Year" award for how well my children were fed on this trip!
That taking one pacifier on a three day road trip, for an 11-month-old, whose favorite game is "Let me throw it down so you can pick it up!" is SO. NOT. FUN!
To be thankful for the rain, no matter how little, because although it was humid at the Atlanta Zoo today, it could have been so much worse!
A blue raspberry slushie will make a 4-year-old's mouth permanently blue.
A 4-year-old will whine, sulk, pout, stomp, tantrum, etc if she does not receive the stuffed Panda toy at the gift shop she just HAS to have!
When you offer a Panda cup and two Panda post cards in place of the beloved stuffed animal, a full-fledged tantrum can - and will - occur.
To charge my camera the night BEFORE the trip, so it doesn't die on me right before I try to upload photos to Blogger!