Sam wasn't the only one participating in shifty behavior. Nephi contributed to our anxiety as well. While Sam was throwing his Go-Gurt at me, Nephi was giving himself a Yogurt-spa-like treatment with his, shampoo included. By the time we stopped for a pit stop he was completely covered, head to toe.
I can't forget to mention the fact that we have a major backseat driver in our little family. And I am not talking about Ben. Nephi isn't even 2 and he is the bossiest little dude! All the way down, he was making snide little comments about Ben's driving. If Ben braked too hard: "Whoa!" or "Whoa Dada!" If Ben turned a corner a little fast: "No No Dada!" We even got a "naughty Dada!" too. However, the opposite is true as well. If Ben made a move that pleased him like going down a hill, he would yell: "Weeee!" The little car Nazi!
In the five hours on the road there were no naps taken, not one minute of peace and quiet, and the only thing that did not happen was vomiting! (Thank goodness!) And the only "happy time" in the car was the last 15 miles when we found the Chipmunk songs on my mp3 player and played them for the kids. Talk about rocking out! The passing cars must have thought we were insane. I had my arms waving around to the Rodents... err... I mean the Chipmunks singing "Funky Town." Sam was trying to copy my smooth mommy moves, by doing "The Swim," "Raise the Roof," "The Egyptian," and I even made a few up I called "The Snake," "Milking the Cow," and "The Headache" (which was just a fancy move I did so I could rest my arms on my head). Nephi was just nodding his head like he was just too cool to do the moves, and Ben completely ignored us hoping that no one we knew recognized us as we drove into town. Inside the car we were jamming. Outside the car, we probably looked like a family prone to epileptic fits. Oh, well. It got us there right?
What was the weirdest thing you did to entertain your kids on the road? Do tell us!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post Visiting the Country: Part Two - What I Miss and Don't Miss About Small Town Life.