he family was driving to go to Welch's to see Rex's parents. On the way there, the car brakes down Rex fixes it just enough to keep going, the hood keeps popping up so they tie it down with a rope. The window stops working so they have to put a garbage bag over the window.
they stop in a parking lot in Muskogee, they wake up to random people standing around their car looking in.
They make it to Welch's, the kids think the house their dad brought them to is a joke and he made a plan with a random family to be their grandparents, this is their first time meeting each other.
The kids are ready for bed sleeping in their uncle Stanly room. there is only one bed so all four kids have to share a bed.
Rose-Mary tries to enroll the kids in an elementary school without any identification, Jeanette tries to explain to him that they are "gifted" he doesn't believe them so they get put into a class with locally developed people.