One of which screams when the car stops.
The other gets antsy when there is about 20-30 minutes left in the trip.
I'm driving with Jack & Sadie by myself to CT for the weekend.
Mizzle has a lot to do at work and really isn't going to be around much this weekend and my mom really wanted me to come down with the kids, mostly so that my grandparents could meet Sadie, which is also really important to me. I was very iffy on whether or not I was going to make the trip, because frankly the thought of being stuck in traffic with a screaming baby in the backseat is terrifying.
I used the drive down to our beach vacation as a trial for this upcoming trip. We went to our usual beach house with my parents for the week last week, and because we had so much shit to bring for the kids, Mike and I took 2 cars. He took Jack, I took Sadie. We packed the cars, timed it so she was fed and drowsy and then snapped her in the carseat and I put her in the car and took off. That was a 1 hr 15 min drive, and she fussed when we got into about 10 minutes of traffic but I was able to hold her off from full-on screaming by shoving the pacifier repeatedly back in her mouth.
The past 2 days since we made the switch to the Gerber Soothe formula she has definitely been acting better, less screaming fits, so I figured I would take the chance and drive down to CT. Mizzle and I packed the car last night and all I have to put in there today is my bag, bottles and well, the kids.
So I'm waiting for the bulk of traffic to be over (usually around 9:30ish) and then hopefully will be able to shower and then get Sadie in the car after a bottle.
So think of me this afternoon and send me peaceful car vibes, and hope against all hopes that I don't lose my shit.