This part of the book is a representation of foreshadowing. On Pg. 18, Jeannette says “We could live like this forever,” to which Lori replies, “I think we’re going to”. In truth they do not spend they’re whole lives in the desert but, they spend a great chunk of it there. Their childhood was spent sleeping in weird, broken down places and it did look like they were going to live like that forever. This was all true until they got to Welch and Lori and Jeannette devised a plan to leave to New York. So the foreshadowing was a short foreshadowing but as you can see it was still all true.