At the beginning of November, the Hubz, the girls and I travelled to Pittsburgh for my husband’s cousins’ wedding. I was terrified to do a 6 hour car ride with the girls. (give or take an hour or so). I mean, Miss S literally asks for a snack as soon as I buckle her into the car seat. And she (like any other kid, including myself when I was her age) incessently ask “are we there yet” or “how many more minutes”. I was really afraid I would lose my $#!t. (#BadMom alert!)
I am happy to report that it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Considering we’ve done a few 2 hour trips with them, this was relativity easier. Mainly because we broke up the trip and having Miss S ride half the time with us and the other half with her grandparents (who were also attending – just driving another car).
We made sure to have lots of snacks, a bag of entertainment (crayons, letter beads/pipe cleaners, hot wheels and lots of books via this children’s e-reader), a few CDs burnt with our favourite songs of the moment (like this, this and this) and of course an iPad with some downloaded kids shows as back up (thanks to Netflix Canada’s downloadable feature)…. I felt for the most part prepared.
Not sure if we could do that type of road trip on our own but I do feel a little more aware of what to expect and a dare I say a little more confident.
Kids asleep in the mobile bunk bed (aka a double stroller) so we get to ENJOY!
Miss S always makes our family pictures so much fun :P
I always love seeing the “4 pillar” representations at Hindu weddings.
Gparents babysitting meant that us two got a break and went straight to the Hotel Lobby Bar ;)
The happy couple!