6 Stupid Things I Worried About on Our Roadtrip

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’ve been off gallivanting through Canada for the past few days and just got back this weekend. Long story short, my sister and her husband just moved to that part of the world and we thought it’d be nice to go surprise them, though why we thought driving 8 hours to get there was the best option.

Toddlers and long road trips aren’t exactly the best of combinations.

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To be fair though, Lilly behaved admirably most of the way there (and back). Being the worry wart that I am though, I found stuff to worry about anyway. Stuff like:

  1. If she doesn’t sleep: I swear if I have to sing Ba Ba Black Sheep one more time I just might jump out of this car.
  2. If she’s sleeping: Oh God it’s 7pm and she’s been sleeping since 5! If she doesn’t wake up soon she’ll be up all night once we get home..
  3. If she doesn’t drink water:Β She’s going to get dehydrated! Is the car too cold? Too hot? Why won’t she drink water?!
  4. If she drinks too much water: she’s going to need to go pee right when we’re in the middle of no where, isn’t she? I never thought I’d regret potty training her…
  5. If she watches videos on her iPad: She’s been on that thing for over an hour, thats definitely too much screen time, isn’t it? Is it safe for her to have that thing on her lap that long?!
  6. If she doesn’t want to watch videos on her iPad: Stop asking ‘are we there yet’! Who even taught her how to say that??Β How do i keep her entertained for another 5 odd hours??

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So there you have it: a glimpse into crazy-land, or at least into the world ofΒ this looking-for-stuff-to-stress-about crazy mom.

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20 thoughts on “6 Stupid Things I Worried About on Our Roadtrip

  1. The sleep thing is what makes my head go in circles on a long drive though I’m not as bad at letting it drive me crazy as I used to be. Now I just hope for lots of car sleeping because then even if it’s bad when we get there at least the car drive (where options are oh-so-limited) will be smooth!

    Also I just let the kids be dehydrated… potty stops with three kids take forever! And there was that trip that Jane was scared of the toilets because they were auto flushers and refused to sit on them… oh roadtrips….

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    1. Ah the auto-flushers, Lilly discovered those on this trip as well and did not take kindly to them 😁 Road Trips are always the best and the worst, aren’t they?

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  2. Oh, ouch. There is no good answer to long road trips with little ones. Honestly, I can be a real pest on long road trips, so I can’t complain when kids don’t travel easily. Glad you survived this trip!

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  3. You’ve travelled with a toddler and back just for the heck of it??? Dude… NO!!! Why’d do that? WHY? The only time we travelled with the girls for longer than 4 hours was when we came from Brazil to Canada. it was so freaking traumatic I don’t plan on doing that again before they are at least 15! They had diarrhea on the plane. I did NOT deal with that.
    It’s nice to see that you survived, though! I do wanna go to NY one day (badly!) =)
    ps: I wanna follow you on instagram!

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    1. Hahaha! This is the second time we made this trip with Lilly πŸ˜‚ The first time around she was 1 so this trip when she’s 2 and a half was easier I think.
      Brazil to Canada? That must be a long trip! I can’t do long plane rides with Lilly, she doesn’t do well with air travel and neither do I 😁 Road trips are easier because worst case scenario, you pull over and walk around a little. In a plane your options are limited..
      New York is lovely! You should definitely go πŸ™‚
      Give me your Instagram username and I’ll add you! My Instagram is private and not linked to the blog persay so I don’t advertise my username here πŸ™ˆ

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      1. I cannot wait for life to be completely normal again (reads: having a license, a car and grandparents around) I have this daydream where we rent a trailer and take the kids across the country – or maybe I just think life is a movie! hahahah

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  4. My dad is a big road trip person, so we’ve been on road trips since I was probably Lilly’s age. Honestly, I have no idea how it was for my mother, but I always remember fondly of them. And I had to share the backseat with my two brothers, so I was always in the middle.

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  5. Ah, and to think: Our poor parents did this with an AM/FM radio (maybe), a few maps, a bunch of books and all the stupid nick nack toys that you could pick up at Stuckies.

    Advantage boys: Peeing anywhere (including a jar in a moving vehicle) has its advantages…but when they miss…watch the back of your head…the floor…your bags on the floor…

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    1. I don’t know how our parents did it! I seem to remember a lot of car games..
      As for the advantages of having boys in this scenario, I can see it, but the clean freak in me would never be able to handle it πŸ˜‚

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