Thursday, November 3, 2011
Please. Tell me what I need to know about roadtripping with a 14-month-old. And hold me. Because I'm scared.
We've done 4-hour(ish) stretches with Nora during our traveling to and from Pennsylvania, but even that was tough. Plus, it was three months ago, and she was younger and less mobile. We've had great success with her on flights, too, which have ranged from two to four-ish hours--but again, she was younger. And although she was confined to our laps, she finds that much more tolerable than being strapped down into a car seat.
So, as we prepare to take an 8-hour roadtrip with her, I am preparing myself for the worst.
I had half a mind to actually leave the night before--like, after we get home from work--and drive into the night while Nora sleeps peacefully in the back the whole time. But, leaving at 6:00 p.m. wouldn't put us at my dad's until around 2:00 a.m., and that's a looong freaking day. And because it'll be after daylight savings time ends, it will be dark THE ENTIRE TIME, which is not pleasant, especially this time of year when deer are prevalent on the roads. I feel like I'd be a nervous wreck the whole time.
So, please. Share your tips and tricks. Timing, breaks, distractions... everything. We'll take all the help we can get. :)