Wednesday, January 11, 2006
We had decided to spend the night away with friends in country Victoria. They are 3.5 hours away .... normally. It took us 5 hours and we stopped for many nappy changes and toilet stops along the way. I am not very patient when it comes to meandering along. I am more of a "let's just get there and then we can all relax" kind of girl. Anyway we had a relaxing afternoon catching up, playing with the kids, chatting and enjoying dinner and a few bottles of red. We decided to go to bed at about midnight and then it began. Little man who had been asleep in the portacot for 4 hours decided to wake up. No amount of cuddling, singing, feeding, rocking or praying would get him back to sleep. So after swearing that we would never go anywhere ever again overnight, we decided to pack up all of gear and head for home at 2am. It was ambitious and that would probably show you just how desperate we were to leave these lovely people in peace and quiet. Hubby packed the car and managed to only leave a few things behind which was impressive as we packed in the dark. We hit the rode and I was driving and I started worrying about driving at night when you are ridiculously tired. We decided to pull over a few times and have a powernap which was bliss. Of course by this stage little man was snoozing in his car seat! It took us 6 hours to get home and we picked up the peak hour traffic coming back into Melbourne. We were/are exhausted. Remind me never to go anywhere until little man is at least at bribing age!!