this little guy - who was teething like crazy - did NOT want to be in his car seat for 5 minutes let alone all 5 verrrryy long hours.
I had come prepared for any sort of catastrophe in the car. I had wipes, I had several changes of clothes (for both me & sawyer), diapers galore and almost every toy the kid owns... but nothing could calm him down at certain times.
let's rehash Sawyer's schedule for the day shall we?
9 a.m. - arrive at grandparent's house to help them finish packing their car
9:30 a.m. - decide i'm hungry
10 a.m - get in car.
10:01 a.m. - puke in car seat INTO EVERY SINGLE CREVICE.
i am not even kidding, there was puke in every part of the seat, down my shirt, on my pants, under
my chin, on my hands. it was ridiculous
10:15 a.m. - after a wardrobe change, dose of Tylenol and thorough cleaning of seat, leave for mountains
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - chew on my sunglasses, pinch tongue in hinge of sunglasses, cry then get even madder when sunglasses are taken away from me
12:00 p.m. - get diaper changed at a rest stop outside of Durham and scream the entire time
12:30 p.m. - decide I'm hungry again, so all stop at McDonald's where I eat only a little bit of food and spit the rest of it second outfit of day then make Daddy drop tub on bananas on floor
1:00 p.m. - back on road, scream at Mommy while she tries to make me watch The Wonder Pets on DVD.
1:30 p.m. - chew on shoe, makes me happy.
2:00 p.m - 2:25 p.m.- take a very brief nap followed by a poopie diaper
2:30 p.m. - pee on mommy in a parking lot where she had to change my diaper in the seat of the car
3:00 p.m. - scream at mommy for no reason other than I am tired
3:30 p.m. - get hungry and stupid mommy tries to feed me a bottle while we're driving down the winding mountain road, resulting in me puking on 3rd outfit of the day
4:30 p.m. - finally arrive in mountains, happy as a lark because mommy found out that I love my Very Hungry Caterpillar
It will be AWHILE before we do any more traveling. Quite awhile.