We were out on a shopping jaunt, me, The Toddler, and The Baby and it was nearing nap time. I new I was pushing it but we were leaving for vacation in a few hours and let’s face it, grocieries don’t buy themselves.
I need The Baby to nap.
We were driving back from Target when I saw her eyes begin to close.
Shit, shit, shit.
She needs to nap at home or I’m done for. Pakcing up a family of 4 with 10 month old pulling at the apron strings is far from productive.
1. Yell to baby – “Baby. Baaaabbbbbbyyyyyy. BABY.”
2. Convince siblings to yell to baby – “Baby. Baaaabbbbbbyyyyyy. BABY. Mommy, her eyes are closing again.”
3. Throw random items baby isn’t allowed to chew on to baby – Cell phone, a tube of mascara, pens from purse.
4. Have siblings feed baby Cheerios – Motherhood at my house wouldn’t excist without these bad boys
5. Have siblings throw random items at baby for baby to chew on – Her socks, her sandal that she kicked off, her sippy cup
6. Play “Which window is going to roll down next” – Thank God for automatic windows
7. Tap, tap, tap the breaks at every stop sign – If you do it gently enough it doesn’t constitute as a contributing factor to Shaken Baby Syndrome.
8. Turning the radio up and down – Unfortunately with the volume of whining that comes the Toddler, The Baby has learned to tune out noise.
9. Turn your self in to an octopus and try to tickle baby in her car seat behind you – The appropriate Octomom version.
10. Swerve the car and say “Whoa” – It will send all children in to a fit of giggles that no one can resist.
Attempted yes, recommend no.
So what do you do to keep your little ones peepers open until you get home?