John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as Babble, TLC, YahooShine and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. While he’s name dropping, it’s only fair to point out that Ashton Kutcher tweeted one of John’s YouTube videos, but it may have only been because Ashton felt sorry for him. After all, John went from carefree bachelor to father of four in just 13 months thanks to marrying a single mom then quickly conceiving triplets. Since then, he and his wife have added one more to the mix, a little boy they named Grand Finale. They all live chaotically in Knoxville, Tn with Briggs the dog.
My family and I went down to Hilton Head Island over President’s Day weekend, and I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about going to the beach in February. But, believe it or not, the weather totally cooperated and we had an absolute blast. In fact, I wouldn’t change a single thing about our vacation. Well, with the exception of the car rides to and from.
Because driving 436 miles with an infant, three 4-year-olds and a 10-year old truly sucks. Here’s why:
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For adults, a long car ride presents the rare opportunity for us to collect our thoughts. But kids can’t really do that, at least not to the extent that we can. Think about it: the average adult’s vocabulary consists of 6,000 words, while the average 4-year-old’s vocabulary is only 350 words. What’s more, studies show that during prolonged car rides, a 4-year-old’s vocabulary actually drops to just three words: “How,” “much,” and “longer.”
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