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!