I’m here. In Pennsylvania. I survived four days of hours and hours and hours of driving with a toddler and a 4-month-old in the back seat. And what I am about to tell you defies logic, it defies all odds, it’s abso-freaking-lutely crazy, but here it is:
The kids were awesome.
I mean, it doesn’t suck to be able to strap them into one place and just drive. Don’t we all wish we could strap them into one place when they’re driving us nuts on the home front. So, in a way, it was a relief from all the moving madness of packing boxes and loading the moving truck and changing the address. My only goal was to drive.
Sure, it got a little hairy there. Particularly that stretch of Interstate 80 that passes just South of Chicago during which both children cried and I had to pee like a pregnant women. Sure, I missed the sign that told me to get in the right lane to stay on I-80 just past the Mississippi River, but for the most part, the drive was a rousing success.
There were a couple must-haves every mom who is planning a road trip of any kind needs to know.
Here are the top 5 things I absolutely could not have done without on this trip: