So…I love a good road trip. Windows down, music blaring, singing along loudly, random snacks and fountain pop... I also don’t mind small road trips…like an hour here and there. We actually drive to Columbus quite often for different reasons and I usually don’t mind these trips, except lately Ellie has decided to take on a new personality in the car…and it makes things less fun.
I have come to realize there is a huge difference between a hour long car ride by myself or with my husband…and a hour long car ride with Ellie. Let me explain…
Car ride by myself:
Drink my iced coffee, find some random songs on my phone I haven’t listened to in forever, blare them and sing along…before you know it I am at my destination and the little drive was actually a stress reliever for me.
Car ride with the kid:
Talking and random noise making that starts at a quiet decibel but then slowly increases minute by minute until neither one of us can even here the itsy bitsy spider, or whatever in the heck song I have put on in hopes of calming my child into chill mode…which of course didn’t work because now she is screaming, but not out of being mad, nope….just because she likes to hear herself scream. I am chugging my iced coffee and by the time we reach our destination I am completely stressed and the kid is covered in cheerios, water (because it’s so fun to watch it drip out of her “leak proof” cup, and ripped up magazine that I threw back to her in hopes to quite her)
Obviously US Weekly is totally age appropriate for her…
Of course I love the little monkey and sometimes the stuff she does in the car is the cutest and funniest thing I have ever heard or seen, like this little gem of a video… but then again sometimes I just want some quite and my good old random music back.
Anyone else with me on this!?!?!?!