I blame the lack of sleep.
That and the fact I haven’t ridden a non-scenic-supposed-to-actually-take-you-somewhere-train in about fifteen years.
You see, I didn’t check the train schedule.
Are you confused yet?
Let me explain.
I am currently sitting in an Amtrak Station. Waiting for a train that we were supposed to be boarding shortly.
Only it’s not here.
And me, in my infinite train riding experience (which is to say, almost none) didn’t think to treat the train like any other transportation vehicle you buy tickets for.
I didn’t go online and see if it was running on time.
This meant I stuck to my Assume It Is On Time Schedule and have been awake since about 4:30 AM.
Naturally, I didn’t need to be awake until about 5:30 AM.
My Mommy Travel Brain: where I wake up and my brain assumes it is THE wake up time and immediately goes through all the things I have to do to catch whatever mode of transportation I’m taking – is fully responsible for probably losing a full month’s worth of sleep just in the four years I’ve had children. Including a few hours this morning.
“Check Train Schedule” is now another item to add to the ever-growing list. At least when trains are involved.
Had I done so, I would’ve had more than 45 seconds to shovel food into my mouth for breakfast – I could have had an entire extra hour.
On the positive side, the train station is huge, wide open, and connected to an underground tunnel – giving us tons of space to have the children run amok and burn off the early morning energy before being cooped up in a train for two hours.
Lil Diva loves massive wooden benches.
The Tackler just wants to know where his train is.
And now my eyes are required for Child Wrangling.
Thanks to lack of wi-fi here, I won’t get a chance to post this until we reach our destination.
I can’t wait.