Friday, April 13, 2007

Momma needs a diaper



I just polished off three, no four mini MilkyWays from Tobin Easter basket. All the kids are napping and I thought it was time to update the old blog. I just got back from Hermiston where I spent a few days with my dear friend Ang http://www.dailyditch.blogspot.com/ and her kiddo's. Matt stayed back to keep the money rolling in and I took all three kids on a three hour road trip. I know what you are thinking and your right, I am crazy. I timed the drive after lunch and during nap time. The plan was that the kids would sleep during the drive. Everything went well until of course my McDonald's Iced coffee (love them by-the-way) caught up with me and I had to PEE! What do you do with three sleeping children in the car? If I stop the car they will wake up and might realize that they have been strapped in the car for an uncomfortable amount of time; thus making the rest of the trip . . .um unpleasant. But as the feeling was getting more intense and the John Mayor CD stopped distracting me, I started to scheme. What if I stop at a rest stop and find a nice old lady to watch the van while do my thing? And then I was haunted by the reality of that little old lady kidnapping my children and . . . I knew that it was off the table. Could I brave waking them up, putting the babies in the stroller and trying to find a stall large enough to hold all of us? Then I imagined Tobin touching things and dealing with awake children blah....blah....blah... Other options: pulling over and squatting (too many what if's to write) or as inspired by the lady astronaut. . . Phoebe's extra diaper sitting next to me. It began to call to me. "You can do this." "You would feel so much better." "No one would have to know." You'll be happy to know that I dismissed this idea considering what this might look like to the truck driver next to me. So I bucked up a held it the rest of the way. I have no symptoms of any bladder infection and I lived. Applause Applause Applause. The things we do to avoid being stuck in a mini van with screaming children.


Easter was fun with my family. I made a chocolate trifle that was layered brownies, pudding, whipped cream, and crushed heath bar. Tobin helped me assemble it. We admired the creation and I asked Tobin what he thought of it. "It needs frosting." Man after my own heart.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Becca~ Yes, I'm reading your blog now! I've entered the world of high speed internet!

I have to say that I found your story today particularly interesting, Chicken.

I noticed your van gone for a little while...glad to hear it was put to good use! I hope you had a good time with Angela!

Kelli said...

Becca Oh my goodness girl!! I laughed so hard that I had tears running down my face and still do!!! That's awesome. Makes me want to plan better if we ever roadtrip to Utah!!

Shannon said...

Um...I have to admit i've use the diaper trick twice on my solo road trips with the kids! Just so you konw, it takes two diapers, but works like a charm.

Nicole said...

I am laughing out loud right now because as I was reading this I thought of shannon. Glad you made it.

Leslie said...

I cannot believe I missed this post before! Well, great job on the road trip........even if you left a few details out!

AngieG said...

I have done alot of things in the car while driving (like changing my entire outfit on the way to church) but have never considered the diaper thing! I'm filing that one - especially because Shannon has already confirmed it works!

Michelle said...

Oh... I am laughing... this is so funny... I, too, have been in this situation...and considered it... but, Shannon wins that award... I have not been brave enough to try it. :-)

Team Johnston said...

I remember when you told this story at MOPS. An old friend of mine suggested a long time ago to leave a bucket in the car for such instances or other problems that may come up! :)