Made it safely to our destination. Quiet and happy?...not so much. Kids are fine but I'm not sure where things are going with husband. After today, I'm worried. Insisted on driving around town. I can't do this trip on this timeframe alone, so I let him. Started out with a GPS. HORRIBLE idea. It says "turn left" and that's all he hears and left we go. Doesn't hear street names, or bother to look for that matter. That's my job. Which, come to find out, is why he wants to drive. Cause I can read the map and tell hm where to go. What I can't do is read the map, keep him on his side of the road, not running red lights, AND read all the street names and tell him which one to turn on, while simultaneously looking at the map to figure out how to get where we're going NOW that we have missed the last 3 turns cause he turned on the wrong road when the GPS said "turn left". He wasn't even making the exit to the hotel, which we have now been on at least 35 times, without me tellig him to turn. The KIDS asked me to not let him drive. Then he got mad about it. Last night, I asked him what time he wanted to get there today. He never answered. He called his parents tonight to see what they were doing tonight, we thought about going to their hotel. His dad said "I haven't been told yet" and husband said "I know the feeling", all grumpy. We got back to the hotel tonight, and again, he said nothing about tomorrow, so Im left to set the alarms and get things ready and plan it on my own, even tho I'm apparently a dictater and he gets no say in what we do here... But the kicker was today on base at nephew's ceremony. We have to pack around a sheet of paper with nephew's info on it and produce it if asked. Nephew is responsible for us. If we do something against the base rules, he does basic over. At the coin ceremony, the airman monitoring our section of the bleachers asked everyone to sit down and remain seated for the ceremony unless asked to stand. EVeryone sat down. Except you know who, who said he wasn't going to sit down, he'd be sitting long enuf thru the ceremony. I told him to sit down and he said "why?" I said "because you're on a military base and you were just asked by an airman to take your seat." OMG. He refused to put on his seatbelt. He'd pull it across his lap, but not buckle it. The one time he drove today (which was on base....), he ended up driving in the left hand lane on a 2 lane road with a double yellow line in the middle. When I said something, he got all pissy about that! All day. And of course, no seat belt. And he'd be pissy if I told him to put it on. His attitude was really just "p*** pn their rules". He might get the ticket, but nephew is the one who'll end up paying the real price... I'm afraid that perhaps there are some respect issues here that go WAY BEYOND me....and it worries me. A lot. When we get back to the hotel, so far, I go to the pool with the kids, he lays on the bed watching tv. When they get tired of swimming, we chill in the room, then I suggest an alternate activity, to which they jump at, and husband grudgingly goes with. We're in San Antonio. There's a ton of cool things to do here that doesn't cost an arm and a leg....and he can sit in the room if he really wants. Sister in law brought the brooms down. They are much like having a couple of toddlers. Being the gluton for punishment that I am, I offered to take them back to the hotel when they were ready so she could stay with nephew. She accepted. Granted, this woman drives me ape.... But by the time I got them to the hotel and settled in, I wasn't sure which one to feel sorry for....them, or sis-in-law, who's obviously reached the end of her rope with them and is VERY short. I left feeling sorry for them all...and simultaneously thankful I am not in that vehicle. Wee and cgfg have handled the trip well. We've done a little site seeing, with a very reluctant husband. I wish he'd just stay here...I think he's hampering their fun. I try to keep it light depite his sighs and groans, but... So, yeah. I should be having a ball. Insead, I'm having a...time? Alone with both kids sounds like a dream come true.