The road trip has been good so far but I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to periodically throw myself from the moving vehicle. It is a lot of work keeping a toddler entertained, dealing with a wailing infant and constantly checking the directions for a husband who forgets the exit number the moment I finish telling him it.
The wailing infant was an easy fix. We finally gave into the idea that Apollo found the bucket car seat intolerable, pulled over and forked over the $ for a new Britax Frontier for Gaius and put Apollo rear facing in Gaius' seat. I wish we had listened to that advice months ago as it totally solved the wailing infant problem. It is like we have a different baby in the car with us.
Before embarking I loaded us full of books, toys and art supplies to keep Gaius occupied and we have gotten so crafty with our little pile of art supplies. The favourite has been paper airplanes and origami cranes in nests.
If I could only use my crafty powers to craft a little reminder of what highway or exit we need, I could close my eyes and catch a few road trip Zs.