The countdown has begun
The packers will be here Monday. Movers start on Tuesday. We leave oh-so-early on Wednesday morning. And Mia is ready! Yesterday, she decided she was tired of waiting for momma to get out her new car seat so she could sit in it. She opened the box and helped herself. She's very excited about it as you can see. Which, trust me, is a good thing. Why? Well, we're about to embark on a twenty-four-hour (yes, 24) road trip to Dallas with a two-year-old. Are we nuts, you ask? Yes. Yes we are. Because not only are we going on this ridiculously long trip, but we're doing it with a toddler that's almost never in a car. We don't even own a car. She didn't even have a regular car seat until we bought this one a few days ago. (Don't worry. She did have a car seat/stroller for traveling out of NYC... a Sit 'n Stroll). She doesn't know how to sleep in a car seat like most kids. She doesn't get the concept of having to wait to get out or wait for mom to tend to her (unlike in her usual mode of transportation... her stroller). This trip is going to be interesting to say the least. I just keep reminding myself of all those times she completely blew me away with how wonderful she could be -- even though I'd worry about it for hours or days before. This is a kid that can literally eat in a five-star restaurant without disturbing a soul around her. She can go without a nap and be happy all afternoon. I tell myself again and again not to underestimate her. This trip will be fine. She'll be fine. It's going to be fun. Really.