So yes indeed I did the 12 hour drive back to Florida with my two girls and my step-daughter in tow. We headed out early at 5:30am and I said my prayers, because I was a nervous wreck.
All was going well and the girls were having fun entertaining themselves with the bag of little toys we had in the van…. then alllll heck broke lose ;). Lyndsee was having no more of time in the van. My poor baby girl. I was trying everything to soothe her. I could tell she really wanted to nap, but one problem you see, she falls to sleep playing with my hair.
I gave her my hand and left one hand on the steering wheel of course, and yes that worked for about 5 minutes (gah, my hand was going numb LOL), and then she let into the big time crying again. The thing is when she has her meltdowns, she gets herself so worked up, that her asthma takes over :(. So here she is having a hard time breathing and she is sweating so bad, I hurry and get off at the next stop that I could, which was luckily a rest stop.
I got her out and hugged on her, let her hold my hair hehe, and talked to her to calm her down. We stayed there for a bit and then I put her back in her car seat and all was good for about an other 30 minutes and then she started crying again :(. I felt so bad. I absolutely cannot stand to hear my girls cry. I want to make sure I meet all their needs and well I'm just not a fan of letting them cry. So I sang and told her we were going to see daddy and then big sister Madisyn got her playing with their toys again YAY.
Doing the drive during the day was just way to hard on the girls, and I will remember that next time and we will stick with the night driving!
Click on the image below and you will see a collage I made of my happy girl back dancing and smiling once we got home!