Road Trip

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We are a family who love to be on the road, though until now Tariku has only driven for long distances in what is essentially a rolling hotel room. So we were unsure of how our drive to the Weezer show at the Del Mar Racetrack last weekend was going to go.

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Well, for starters it took a full four hours through crawling traffic. Tariku has a strict no-car-sleeping policy, so about three hours into the drive I had just about run out of songs and snacks and we had a mutual mini-meltdown, but I have to say that for the most part it was a joy. Tariku is a born adventurer and loves to just drive and drive with the window down, smelling the sea air and heading to someplace new

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As for the concert, as someone who has been watching Weezer shows for eight years, I think the guys have turned some kind of a corner recently. The shows seem more electric than ever and I’ve even held my breath a few times wondering if Rivers was going to take a spill off of his precarious perch on a high speaker. They’re creatively and energetically out on a limb and it’s thrilling to watch. And T-bone, as usual, partied wildly for the whole show. The only full sentences he says so far are song lyrics.

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Legoland on the other hand- not as thrilling. More like a Sartre play come to life. I guess I’m going to be one of those awful moms who grudgingly shuffle through Disneyland while making sarcastic comments about gender-brainwashing and consumerism. That should get me a starring evil role in T’s memoir.

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But at least he’s been to like a million rock shows already and he’s only two. That has to count for something, right?

3 Responses to 'Road Trip'

  1. Kristen says:

    I am the mom who pretends to be opposed to Disneyland et al on account of the materialism/consumerism/sexism. When really, I just don’t want to go! And yes, rock shows are much better for the kids. :)

  2. zoe zolbrod says:

    Hi Jillian–

    I think the rock concerts TOTALLY let you off the hook for Disneyland. We have not provided nearly so rock-rich a childhood, and I have still decided that we never need to go to Disney. We’ll do other fun things! We’ll let Tillio shoot guns! We’ll probably let him blow things up! Swim with dolphins. Run with wolves. Whatever! Just no Disneyland. Of course, it’s easier to draw the line in the sand when you don’t live anywhere near one.

    You guys look like you’re having a great time.

  3. Sierra Sky says:

    I always thought that *I* was the *only* one who hated Disneyland!!! Glad to know that is not the case. And also, don’t lie, you look totally thrilled to be on the helicopter ride, ha ha!!! Love ya lady. ;)

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