We’re back home after visiting Ben’s family for a few days. We had a wonderful time and are now flat exhausted. This is the first big road trip with PB since he was about a year old. He traveled pretty well then. He’d nap most of the drive. Ben and I were high-fiving ourselves driving down the road.
What a difference 6 months makes.
We planned to leave on Friday, but PB had a fever and a touch of a virus. So we held off until Saturday morning. We played hard that morning, thinking we would wear him out and he’d sleep the whole way.
We thought wrong.
He napped for zero minutes, and screamed the whole way, saying ‘out, out, out, peas, peas, peas’. By the time we reached Ben’s dad’s house (the halfway mark), our eyes were bloodshot and our sanity was lost. We refueled, traded cars (literally-more on that later), and drove on through the night and got to Ben’s mom’s house at 2:00 a.m.
We’ve decided that we’ll just travel through the night from now until PB can tolerate a car a little better. It’s much easier to put him to ‘bed’ in the car, and travel. It makes for tired parents, but our sanity is worth it.
Ben’s mom lives on the coast, so we always enjoy the beach there in the summer months. We’re both beach lovers, so we were anxious to see how PB responded to the beach.
He fits right in!
He loved the sand. He liked the water, too, as long as he could have control over getting wet. If a wave splashed on him, he’d scream and run up the beach.
He’s at such a fun age right now. He’s talking up a storm and getting in to everything. No one can make me laugh and make me want to pull my hair out at the same time like he does.
Have a blessed Friday 🙂