Monday, January 30, 2012

Car Rides with Kids

Traffic and kids... the potential for going berserk is pretty high in a setup involving these elements. I think I reported more than a year ago that  Marguerite had already discovered that charming travel mantra (mantra as repetition is key) "Are we there yet?" and she hates being caught in a traffic jam. We deal with her by trying to find something fun and entertaining to do while in the car. How about the baby though? Cameron has decided that he absolutely would not stand for an unmoving car. He would be sleeping and as soon as we're stuck in traffic, his lids shoot up and we have an indignant baby on our hands. Distracting him usually does not work. He knows what he wants and that is a moving car; he won't stop the racket until he gets what he wants. What works sometimes is feeding him, but that means getting him out of his carseat, which is boring to do, hee, and besides the novelty wears off after a little while, especially if he's not hungry in the first place. It really makes you dread hitting the really busy spots of the metropolis. Mark and I are crazy to always be talking about going on roadtrips, lol.

 

6 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Oh boy... Steve was also one of those babies that could not be distracted from whatever he was focused on. Made me want to curse the baby book writers. (Actually, I just wished that their next-born would be one of THOSE)

spinninglovelydays said...

That's probably why I'm not doing any reading these days, lol Marguerite was definitely easier to pacify...

kryzteta said...

and Mark wants to come here, lol! That's a 10 hour ride, no traffic but you will definitely hear a thousand "are you there yet" hehe.

spinninglovelydays said...

i'll be stark raving mad by the time we get there, lol

Stay at Home Blessings said...

Hi Ivy. That's also one thing I don't like about traveling with kids. Most of my kids are like Marguerite. Good thing traffic is not that much of a problem here in KSA. Now, I'm worried when we get back to the Philippines.

By the way, you won the book giveaway in my blog. Congratulations! Can you please use my contact form to let me know your mailing address?

spinninglovelydays said...

I did? I'm so thrilled! Thanks, Chin chin! :)