The Little People (aka LPs)
Some of my most famous traveling companions (which will be referenced frequently) are the LPs. Here is their background story...
And truly, life has not been the same since. We've had to get a bigger house (which is a VERY long story), more bunk beds, extra cars (since the only vehicles out there big enough to fit the entire family were those 15 passenger vans that we forbid our parents from getting)...but we've also been able to enjoy the perks from having extra kids around the place. For example, I'm up on most kids movies and tv shows (which makes me the coolest babysitter), I can still get Happy Meals without people judging me ("the toys are for my little siblings"), I can pull teeth and play toothfairy...and they provide one of the best excuses for taking mini-road trips!
Since they are school age, (10, 8 1/2, and 7), they homeschool 9 months out of the year (helps to have those parent-teachers)...and guess who volunteers for field trips?! Me. We've gone to Discovery Place, multiple zoos, mining, explored a cave, random trips to Grandma's are always appreciated, a couple of battlefields, not to mention road trips where we "get lost" and enjoy seeing where Mr. Darcy takes us.
In short, life would be very boring without the LPs.
And everyday I spend with them is a priceless gift.