Sunday, October 24, 2010

The storm before the calm...

Vacation Day 1: Most of you know I enjoy roadtrips for two reasons- all the reading and sleeping I want to do in one day. Unfortunately I didn't get to do much of either on our way down to Orlando. Dawson's bottom molars chose this week to immerge so a happy camper he was not. He would let out screams every few seconds if he wasn't either being fed or talked directly to. I spent about 75% of the drive turned around backwards in my seat. Caitlin (our babysitter extraordinaire for the week) on the other hand spent 90% of the drive fast asleep in the back seat. She only woke for meals and a couple bathroom breaks. It blew our minds the screaming from Dawson she managed to sleep through...and made me jealous. Maybe I'll have to take the backseat on the way home.
Parenting tip: We saw a sign for Chick-fil-A we were going to stop at for lunch on day two but it was still 20 minutes away. Of course Bennett announced at that moment that he had to go to the bathroom- bad. We didn't want to stop then since we were going to stop again so soon. (And we weren't about to teach him the pee-in-a-bottle trick yet. I know my son...he would definitely try that any time he found an empty bottle). So, I grabbed a diaper, held it over him, and voila! Instant potty. It worked so brilliantly. I may just keep diapers stocked on car trips long after our kids are potty trained.
A few moments of quiet:

5 comments:

  1. Hilarious...that brought back memories!! I ALWAYS kept a pull up in the car when my kids were young for that very reason!! Worked like a charm. Have a fabulous trip and enjoy the sunshine!!!

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  2. Seriously, you're my hero to drive to Florida with little ones! I hope you guys are having an awesome time!

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  3. michellejulius.blogspot.comOctober 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing your parenting tips. I will remember to keep some diapers in car even after our little ones are potty trained. Very good tip!

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