This is a first for me, I’m blogging on the move as we wind our way home from a lovely weekend away. I’m able to blog courtesy of Three Mobile Buzz who have loaned me a MiFi to trial.
I’m blogging now because I want to escape into a world where all is peaceful, where I don’t feel like I want to commit myself to an asylum before I go completely mad.
If you’re a parent then you have surely been here? You have a child in the rear seat who is sooo tired they just don’t know what to do with themselves, they probably know that sleep would be a good idea but they just don’t want to admit that you were right. So instead they sing (badly), they cry, scream, kick the back of your chair, scream, moan, throw their toys at you and did I mention scream?
I’d like to introduce you to my daughter Little Bean. She is two years old and right from being a baby has not been the text book child who when placed in a pram, pushchair or car seat falls asleep the minute it moves. She has always been far too nosey and worried that sleeping means she will miss something! Some days I find it amusing, today is not one of those days. She is never great at sleeping away from home – so the tiredness coupled with not eating properly because she would rather play with her cousins and the dog than do something as boring as eating means we have one EXTREMELY grumpy child and one very tired and drained mummy.
How do you cope on long journeys? We have a DVD player for when we’re getting desperate (we have stopped as I write to set it up – we are that desperate).
Curly is the polar opposite to Little Bean, within 5 minutes of being in the car he will be doing his best nodding dog impression! He is nearly 9 years old and has always been the same, bliss!
Ok time to hit the road again, wish me luck!!