I took a major leap of faith and took Matthew on a big road trip – without B. I sometimes wonder what I was thinking! The trip was 6.5 hours each way (includes a 30-60 minute stop) and I wasn’t really sure what would happen on the road. However, Matthew slept for most of the drives (both of them!) and only fussed for 20-30 minutes each time. Unreal!
On the way there, we stopped at an awesome rest stop and I fed him his leftover salmon from the night before. There was a cow pasture behind the rest stop, so we went to visit with the cows for a few minutes before getting back into the car. We hit some rush hour traffic once in my sister’s suburb, but we just car-danced and sang our way to her house.
Once there, Matthew had the best time! They have a dog which makes him the happiest boy alive! Their dog is wonderful with kids and I didn’t even worry about how she would treat Matthew. He pulled on her and climbed all over her, and she just licked him and loved him.
As I’ve already posted, Matthew didn’t feel much like going to bed alone the first night, but he did the second night and slept until 7:10 this morning. That was nice!
We stayed very busy and I’m so glad I took this road trip with him because now I know he can handle it. And I know that I can handle it. It was truly easy!
August 23, 2012 at 2:29 am
Looks like you had SUCH a great time!! Matthew is such a little (big!) doll. I love the sleepy pics! And I am so glad that the trip went so smoothly. We’re doing a 7+ hour one in about a week and I’m neeeeervous. Sofi is so not used to the car (since we get in one maybe once every couple of weeks)…
August 23, 2012 at 10:46 am
We did have a great time – it’s just what we both needed. Matthew is missin his cousins today 😦 Good luck with the long drive. Sofi may surprise you – Matthew shocked me! I was expecting a seriously horrendous trip!
August 23, 2012 at 9:06 am
Way to go you two! Did you drive through the night and that’s why he slept so long? Love all the pictures of you both together, your dude is getting some long legs on him!
August 23, 2012 at 10:38 am
Nope – daytime driving. I head out at nap time to capitalize on an easy start to the trip. Once he does wake up, He plays for a while and then goes back to sleep. I think we’re going to come your way soon now that we know he can handle a 3 hour drive! We love KC!
August 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Aww, that’s awesome! You’ll definitely have to let me know if you plan a trip; I’d love to meet you and get our kiddos together!
August 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm
I was planning on meeting up with you if you wanted 😉
August 23, 2012 at 10:25 am
Way to go Matthew!! I have yet to attempt a drive to Denver with Stella (about 6 hrs one way). I hope she’s as much of a RockStar as Matthew was!
August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am
Leave at nap time! That is the key!!! At least for Matthew it is. This was totally unexpected… I thought it would be a scream fest like it usually is in the car 😉
August 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm
So fun!!! Glad it went well. And seriously, that stork is freaky! LOL. Birds in general freak me out and that thing was ginormous!!!
August 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm
I am scared to death of large birds – and I don’t like small birds either. I just don’t like birds – and never have. The stork was awesome to see, but made me very uncomfortable!
August 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
you are so brave to go on a road trip with your little one alone! i don’t think i could handle it. matthew is so adorable, too!
and thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂
August 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm
You could handle it! I didn’t think I could, and I figured I might as well just try. And it was fine. I do think it’s different with one adult in the car versus 2. Matthew pitches a fit from downtown to home with both of us in the car, but handled a 6+ hour road trip with just me. I honestly think he just knew, somehow, that I was on my own and there was nothing I could do for him if he got upset. So he slept. HA!
August 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm
Wow- you are so brave! Glad it went so well. He is such a cutie pie!
August 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm
Thanks! It had to be done to prove that it COULD be done, you know?!